Table 3: Correlation coefficients ( ) for serums OPG, TGF-β1, and TGF-β2 with BDR at various skeletal sites in native Chinese women.

Marker
OPGTGF-β1TGF-β2
P-r P-r P-r

TGF-β1−0.270a−0.215a
TGF-β20.433a0.399a−0.237a−0.172a
PA-BDR−0.230a−0.0440.365a0.183a−0.173a−0.030
FN-BDR−0.122a0.0660.245a0.014−0.110a0.026
Hip-BDR−0.148a0.0400.276a0.080−0.100a0.040
RUUD-BDR−0.205a−0.0240.344a0.104a−0.145a0.020

Pearson’s correlation coefficients (r) and partial correlation coefficients (P-r) after adjustment for age and body mass index are shown.
OPG: osteoprotegerin, TGF-β: transforming growth factor-beta, BDR: bone mineral density decrease rate, PA: posteroanterior spine, FN: femoral neck, Hip: total hip, and RUUD: radius + ulna ultradistal.
a –0.000.