Treatment To Prevent Fractures in Men and Women With Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis: An Update
Classifications of Osteoporosis and Low Bone Density
BMD is classified according to the T-score, which is the number of standard deviations above or below the mean BMD for healthy adults, as determined by DXA. A T-score of -2.5 or less is classified as osteoporosis. A T-score between -2.5 and -1.0 is considered LBD. A T-score of 1 or greater is considered normal.
Keywords: BMD | bone density | bone mineral density | DEXA | dual energy x-ray absorptiometry | DXA | fracture | LBD | low bone density | osteopenia | osteoporosis | skeletal | T-score | bone
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