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Table 2 Stepwise regression analysis for predictors of lumbar spine and total body BMD and BMC for boys (N=127)

From: Factors associated with bone health status of Malaysian pre-adolescent children in the PREBONE-Kids Study

Dependent variables Significant predictors Regression coefficients p-value R2
Unstandardized (B) Standardized (β)
LSBMC LM 0.0005 0.539 <0.001 0.732
Height 0.184 0.346 <0.001
Constant -13.973   <0.001
LSBMD LM 0.00001 0.607 <0.001 0.364
Constant 0.510   
TBBMC LM 0.030 0.675 <0.001 0.866
Height 7.564 0.282 <0.001
Constant -537.780   
TBBMD LM 0.00001 0.481 <0.001 0.583
FM 0.000002 0.261 0.034
MET score 0.00002 0.163 0.026
Constant 0.579   
  1. The tested variables were age, height, lean mass, fat mass, MET scores, 25(OH)D, calcium and protein intake
  2. Abbreviations: LS lumbar spine, TB total body, BMC bone mineral content, BMD bone mineral density, LM lean mass, FM Fat mass, MET metabolic equivalent task