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BMI and EAT-26, predictors for low BMD?

Sanderson, Sonya and Raab, Scot and Moch, Peggy (2012) BMI and EAT-26, predictors for low BMD? SAGE Open, 2 (1). ISSN 2158-2440


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Publisher’s or external URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2158244012441604


The primary purpose of this study was to characterize bone mineral density (BMD) in healthy adult females in the Southern United States. A secondary purpose was to determine to what extent age, race, body mass index (BMI), and disordered eating contribute to BMD status. Age ranged from 25 to 50 years (39.8 ± 8.5). Race was classified into Caucasian or non-Caucasian. BMI was 28.97 ± 7.85 (kg/m2). The Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26) was used to identify disordered eating characteristics. The Alara MetriScan was used to assess BMD values. Regression results showed that the linear combination of three independent variables—age, race, and BMI—predicted 34.5% of the variance in BMD, R2 = .345, R2 adj = .334, F(3, 170) = 29.87, p < .001. The strongest predictor of low BMD was Caucasian race.

Item Type: Article
Publisher’s Statement: © The Author(s) 2012
ID number or DOI: 10.1177/2158244012441604
Keywords: body mass index; race; gender; Eating Attitudes Test;
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: College of Health and Human Services > Physical Therapy and Athletic Training
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2016 22:02
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/2328

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