Table 2

Changes in metacarpal BMD, in absolute value and as percentage of baseline BMD, in the total population and in women and men separately over 2 years

ChangesTotal population (n=181)Women (n=145)Men (n=36)p Value
Median (IQR) change in BMD over 2 years, in mg/cm2−9.9 (−17.6 to -3.1)−10.0 (−18.4 to −3.9)−6.9 (−11.9 to −0.4)0.029
Median (IQR) change in BMD over 2 years, as % of baseline BMD−1.7 (−3.2 to −0.6)−3.4 (−1.9 to −0.7)−1.1 (−2.0 to −0.1)0.009
Accelerated BMD loss, <−6 mg/cm2, n (%)114 (63)94 (65)20 (56)0.302
  • BMD, bone mineral density.