Table 3: Bone geometry as measured by DXA in patients with anorexia nervosa and in controls.


Lumbar spine
 BMC (g) 0.01
 Area (cm2) 0.002
 BMAD (g/cm3) 0.0001
 L2 vertebral height (mm) 0.0029
 L2 width: higher part (mm) 0.02
 L2 width: middle part (mm) ns
 L2 width: lower part (mm) 0.001
 BMC (g)/neck 0.003
 Area (cm2)/neck 0.01
 BMC (g)/total hip 0.0001
 Area (cm2)/total hip ns
 Hip midline (mm) 0.002
 Neck diameter (mm) ns
 BMAD (g/cm3) 0.0001
 BMC (g)/trochanter 0.0007
 Area (cm2)/trochanter ns
 Femoral shaft (mm) ns
 Internal cortical thickness (mm) 0.008
 External cortical thickness (mm) ns

Mean ± SD.