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confused re z score results

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Old 12-02-2012, 05:29 AM   #1
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confused re z score results

i have multiple health conditions. i was just told my z score results are -4.5 Is this bad? i am 24 years old but seriously underweight

many thanks for any help

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Old 12-02-2012, 10:37 AM   #2
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Re: confused re z score results

Z scores are baesd upon comparing you to females of the same age. Below -2.5 is considered osteoporosis. Compared to others of the same age, your bone density is extremely low.

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