High Bone Density in Young Hutterite children.
Adolescent, Adult, Anthropometry, Bone Density, Child, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Femur Neck, Hip, Humans, Life Style, Male, Motor Activity, Protestantism, Spine, Surveys and Questionnaires, Work, Young Adult
We previously reported greater than average aBMD in adult Hutterites; however, it is unknown whether higher aBMD occurs at younger ages. We examined Hutterite children to test the hypotheses that aBMD Z-scores in younger (<15 years) Hutterite children would be similar to reference data; but greater in older children after they enter the adult workforce at age 15. A secondary aim was to determine lifestyle factors associated with bone measures among Hutterite children. Hip, femoral neck, and spine BMC and aBMD were measured in 323 Hutterite children aged 8 through 19 years: 186 (108 girls) were <15 years (younger) and 137 (87 girls) were >or=15 years (older). Anthropometric measurements and activity and dietary recalls were obtained. Overall, children were lighter (Z=-0.29+/-0.72 [mean+/-SD]), shorter (Z=-0.15+/-0.86, and had lower BMI's (Z=-0.27+/-0.70) than other South Dakota children residing in the same counties (all, p
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Wey, Christine L; Beare, Tianna; Biskeborn, Kristin; Binkley, Teresa L.; McCormack, Lacey; and Specker, Bonny, "High Bone Density in Young Hutterite children." (2009). Health and Nutritional Sciences Faculty Publications. 74.