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Clinical Data Collection

In addition to the DXA acquisition, other data considered relevent to bone mineral accretion was collected at each study visit. These included:

  • Significant illnesses, diagonoses and medications considered to impact bone mineral accretion.
  • Anthropometrics (height, weight, BMI, sitting height)
  • Pubertal stage (assessed using Tanner criterion) and menstrual history.
  • Physical activity (hours per week using a modified Slemenda questionnaire)
  • Bone age from a left hand radiograph (assessed using the Greulich and Pyle Atlas)
  • Calcium Intake (mg/day using a food frequency questionnaire by Block Dietary Data Systems)