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Table 5 Correlation between T score results and laboratory markers of bone health among patient groups

From: Evaluation of bone health among epileptic patients using biochemical markers and DEXA scan: an Egyptian study

Serum level Correlation coefficient T-lumbar T-radius T-femur
Calcium (mg/dl) r 0.4 0.5 0.56
P 0.02* 0.004** 0.001**
Phosphorus (mg/dl) r 0.637 0.56 0.75
P 0.0001** 0.001** 0.0001**
Alkaline phosphatase (IU/l) r − 0.47 − 0.3 − 0.26
P 0.009** 0.1 0.2
Parathormone (ng/ml) r − 0.2 − 0.2 − 0.07
P 0.3 0.4 0.7
Vitamin D (nmol/l) r 0.653 0.84 0.84
p 0.0001** 0.0001** 0.0001**
  1. P value > 0.05 = non-significant; *ρ value < 0.05 = significant; **p value < 0.01 highly significant