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Table 4 Comparison of PMI, muscular fat fraction, and clinical characteristics between patients with different BMD

From: Correlation between musculoskeletal mass and perfusion in patients with gastrointestinal malignancy: a preliminary study based on quantitative CT and CT perfusion

characteristics BMD groups χ2 P value
Normal (n = 30) Osteopenia (n = 43) Osteoporosis (n = 23)
Age 60.60 ± 11.62 66.05 ± 7.97a 74.26 ± 8.64ab 13.773  < 0.001
PMI (cm2/m2) 16.64 ± 2.81 14.61 ± 2.49a 13.03 ± 3.37a 10.991  < 0.001
Muscular fat fraction (%) 9.37 ± 4.13 14.37 ± 6.77a 17.98 ± 11.39a 8.836  < 0.001
Gender     6.136 0.047
Male 24 26 11   
Female 6 17 12   
TNM staging     2.854 0.240
Low-grade 14 23 16   
High-grade 16 20 7   
  1. PMI perivertebral muscular mass index, BMD bone mineral density
  2. aCompared with normal BMD group, P < 0.05
  3. bCompared with osteopenia group, P < 0.05