Table 5: Discordant hip pairs in patients with normal and osteopenic spines, sorted by age and sex.

ConcordanceMinor discordance 1Minor discordance 2Major discordance

Males248 (49.4)221 (44)22 (4.4)11 (2.2)
Females < 50 yrs430 (58.3)270 (36.6)17 (2.3)21 (2.8)
Females 50–64 yrs380 (38.5)528 (53.4)38 (3.8)42 (4.3)
Females ≥ 65 yrs42 (14.4)173 (59.5)29 (10)47 (16.2)

Concordance: osteoporosis, osteopenia, or normal BMD on both hips, minor discordance 1: osteopenia in one hip and normal BMD in the other hip, minor discordance 2: osteoporosis in one hip and osteopenia in the other hip, and major discordance: osteoporosis in one hip and normal BMD in the other.