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Table 2 Bone Mineral Density (BMD) T-scorea distribution and change at six months of antineoplastic breast cancer treatment. (n = 40)

From: Antineoplastic treatment effect on bone mineral density in Mexican breast cancer patients

Menopausal status Bone region Normal (T score > -1) Osteopenia (T score < -1 > 2.5) Osteoporosis (Tscore < -2.5)
Premenopausal
(n = 19)
Femoral neck    
 Basal 12 7 -
 6 months treatment 17 2 -
Lumbar spine (L2-L4)    
 Basal 9 7 3
 6 months treatment 4 10 5
Postmenopausal
(n = 21)
Femoral neck    
 Basal 21 - -
 6 months treatment 16 5 -
Lumbar spine (L2-L4)    
 Basal 21 - -
 6 months treatment 21 - -
  1. Data in table are number of cases
  2. aWHO cut-off points. T-score is defined as BMD Standard Deviations (SD) respect to 20–39 years old health population of same gender