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Table 3 Peripheral quantitative computed tomography derived values pre and post marathon at 4 and 66% of tibia length

From: Physiological alterations after a marathon in the first 90-year-old male finisher: case study

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  Pre Post Change Pre Post Change
vBMC4% (g cm-1) 5.22 5.28 1.1% 5.12 5.01 -2.2%*
vBMD.tb4% (mg cm-3) 274 277 1.2%* 278 272 -1.9%*
vBMD.tot4% (mg cm-3) 334 336 0.4% 328 327 -0.3%
vBMC.tib66% (g cm-1) 4.71 4.71 0.0% 4.78 4.76 -0.4%*
vBMD.ct.tib66% (mg cm-3) 1013 1012 0.0% 1031 1028 -0.2%
Peri66% (mm) 104 105 0.3% 102 102 0.2%
Endo66% (mm) 81.5 81.7 0.3% 76.5 76.7 0.3%
Thk.ct66% (mm) 3.65 3.66 0.3% 4.02 4.03 0.1%
  1. vBMC, volumetric bone mineral content; vBMD, volumetric bone mineral density; tb, trabecular; tot, total; tib, tibia; ct, cortical; Peri, periosteal circumference; Endo, endosteal circumference; Thk.ct, cortical thickness. *, pre to post change >1.5 × coefficient of variation for this variable.