Investigation of sex differences in hip structure in peripubertal children

Adrian Sayers, Michele Marcus, Carol Rubin, Michael A McGeehin, Jonathan H Tobias

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CONTEXT: There is evidence that sex differences in hip structure are increased during puberty, possibly as a consequence of associated changes in body composition. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to explore relationships between sex, puberty, hip structure, and body composition. DESIGN/SETTING: The design was a longitudinal birth cohort study: The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. PARTICIPANTS: Participants included 3914 boys and girls (mean age 13.8 yr). OUTCOME MEASURES: Measures included dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry-derived femoral neck width (FNW), cortical thickness (CT), bending strength [cross-sectional moment of inertia (CSMI)], section modulus, buckling ratio (BR), and femoral neck and total hip bone mineral density. RESULTS: FNW, CT, and CSMI were higher in boys, whereas BR was lower in girls (P
Translated title of the contributionInvestigation of sex differences in hip structure in peripubertal children
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3876 - 3883
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010


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