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Table 2 Effect of tumor location on BMD expressed as Z-scores and percent compared to healthy age and gender matched controls

From: Early decrements in bone density after completion of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in pediatric bone sarcoma patients

  Mean (95% CI) Mean (95% CI) p-value
  Lumbar spine Z-score Age comparison [%]  
Upper Extremity (n = 10) -0.44 (-0.94 to 0.06) 94.5 (88.4 to 100.6) 0.393 *
Lower Extremity (n = 36) -0.06 (-0.45 to 0.34) 99.2 (94.4 to 103.9)  
Upper Extremity (n = 10) -0.44 (-0.94 to 0.06) 94.5 (88.4 to 100.6) 0.284 †
Femur/Tibia (n = 29) 0.03 (-0.39 to 0.45) 100.2 (95.3 to 105.2)  
Pelvis/Fibula (n = 7) -0.40 (-1.72 to 0.92) 94.7 (78.2 to 111.2)  
  1. CI = confidence interval
  2. * Mann-Whitney U-test, † Kruskal Wallis H-test