BioMed Research International / 2020 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Associations between Physical Fitness, Bone Mass, and Structure in Older People

Table 3

Partial correlation coefficients between bone mass variables and physical fitness in females, for age, tibia length, and muscle area as possible confounders.

BalanceLB strengthLB flexibilityAgilityWalking speedAerobic capacity

DXA variables
Trochanter aBMD (g/cm2)0.2530.0190.152-0.1500.1670.130
Total hip aBMD (g/cm2)0.267-0.0530.195-0.053-0.1110.074

LB: lower body; pQCT: peripheral quantitative computed tomography; DXA: dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry; aBMD: areal bone mineral density. Significant correlations are in bold numbers.

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