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Bone Mineral Density in Childhood Study

Welcome to The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) sponsored Bone Mineral Density in Childhood Study (BMDCS) Web Page.  This site is designed to assist individuals in understanding the overall organizational structure, mechanism of study, and research goals of the BMDCS.  The study consists of five Clinical Sites, two Core Laboratories, and one Data Coordinating Center.

A calculator for computing age, race and gender specific z-scores of several bone mineral density parameters is provided.