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Table 2 Dual X-ray absorptiometry: results of Z-scores according to the type of adjustment

From: Cherubism as a systemic skeletal disease: evidence from an aggressive case

  Unadjusted Lunar, female pediatric reference curve adjusted for black ethnic origin Lunar, female paediatric Caucasian reference curve
aBMD Z-score aBMD Z-score for chronological age aBMD Z-score for chronological age aBMD Z-score for height age
Whole body - 4.6 SD - 3.2 SD - 2.2 SD - 2.9 SD
Lumbar spine (L2-L4) - 2.8 SD - 2.6 SD - 2.1 SD - 2.0 SD
Total left Hip - 1.0 SD −0.3 SD −0.3 SD 0.0 SD
  1. aBMD areal Bone Mineral Density