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Table 3 Stepwise regression analysis for predictors of lumbar spine and total body BMD and BMC for girls (N=116)

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

Dependent variables Significant predictors Regression coefficient p-value R2
Unstandardized (B) Standardized (β)
LSBMC LM 0.001 0.620 <0.001 0.743
Height 0.163 0.274 0.004
Calcium 0.003 0.102 0.034
Constant -15.798   0.008
LSBMD LM 0.00001 0.700 <0.001 0.490
Constant 0.446   
TBBMC LM 0.024 0.543 <0.001 0.895
Height 7.897 0.340 <0.001
FM 0.005 0.123 0.036
Calcium 0.139 0.122 <0.001
Constant -566.616   
TBBMD LM 0.00001 0.747 <0.001 0.573
Calcium 0.00001 0.197 0.002
Constant 0.506   
  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