Relationship between bone mineral density and anthropometry outcome in children and adolescents from Colombia, Fuprecol Study

JE Correa-Bautista, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Daniel Humberto Prieto-Benavides, David Chaparro, Mónica Liliana Ojeda-Pardo, Esteban Sabogal, cayo adalberto palacios lopez, Diana Lorena Camelo Prieto, Katherine González-Ruíz

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    Introduction: Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) is currently the gold standard for the assessment of bone mineral density (BMD). Quantitative ultrasound (QUS), on the other hand, is a radiation-free alternative for the assessment of bone strength in the paediatric population. Relationship between BMD and anthropometric outcomes in children and adolescents have not been published in a Latin-American population. Objective: Therefore, the aim of this study is to relationship between calcaneal broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) and weight, height and body mass index (BMI) in Colombia children and adolescent aged 9 to 17.9 years. Methods: A sample of 1,001 healthy Colombian youth (boys n=445 and girls n=556), children and adolescents (9–17.9 years old) participated in the study. Calcaneus QUS parameter (BUA) was obtained for boys and girls, stratified by age group. Anthropometric outcomes height, weight, and BMI were measured. Results: Mean (± SD) values for the participants’ anthropometric data were 12.9 ± 2.3 years of age, 45.2 ± 11.5 kg weight, 1.51 ± 0.1 m height, 19.5 ± 3.1 kg/m2 BMI and 69.5 ± 17.1 dB/MHz BUA. Overall, all variables were significantly higher in boys except in BMI. The values of all parameters were significantly higher in girls than in boys in the 150-159 cm groups in height. A steady increase of BUA was seen with increasing body weight in both sexes. A BUA value was significantly higher in females than in males in the 40-49 kg group. Conclusion: These reference values provide a foundation to evaluate bone growth and metabolism in children and adolescents and monitor bone mineral status
    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)119-119
    Number of pages1
    JournalRevista Brasileira De Ciência & Movimento
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Oct 2015


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