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Table 3 Descriptive statistics for computed tomography parameters

From: Breaking strength and bone microarchitecture in osteoporosis: a biomechanical approximation based on load tests in 104 human vertebrae from the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spines of 13 body donors

    Spinal section Group comparison
Architectural parameter Group Total CS TS LS CS vs. TS p value CS vs. LS p value TS vs. LS p value
Hounsfield units Total 106.1 ± 45.9 177.6 ± 23.6 94.4 ± 22.0 62.8 ± 3.6 0.042P  < 0.001P 0.042P
  Male 119.9 ± 44.0 185.2 ± 23.5 111.8 ± 22.2 74.0 ± 10.3 0.034P  < 0.001P 0.081P
  Female 100.0 ± 47.4 174.2 ± 27.4 86.6 ± 22.6 57.9 ± 2.7 0.039P  < 0.001P 0.052P
   ≤ 1 Fx 127.7 ± 51.3 207.3 ± 28.1 115.6 ± 22.6 76.9 ± 4.6 0.042P  < 0.001P 0.042P
   ≥ 2 Fx 87.6 ± 41.9 152.1 ± 20.3 76.1 ± 23.3 50.7 ± 4.6 0.030P  < 0.001P 0.121P
  1. Values are presented as means ± SD; CS, cervical spine; TS, thoracic spine; LS, lumbar spine; Fx, fracture; and P, pairwise comparison