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Table 6 Body composition and BMD in 14 elite athletes and divided by the risk of LEA

From: The risk of low energy availability in Chinese elite and recreational female aesthetic sports athletes

 At risk of LEA (n = 8)Not at risk of LEA (n = 6)P-value
Body composition
 Body fat (%)19.41 ± 2.2719.47 ± 2.680.968
 Body fat (kg)9.61 ± 1.569.66 ± 1.640.945
 Lean mass (%)75.97 ± 2.1475.88 ± 2.590.943
 Lean mass (kg)37.66 ± 2.7937.50 ± 1.010.892
Body mineral density
 BMC (g)2285.33 ± 234.602316.78 ± 201.080.797
 Arms BMD (g/cm2)0.64 ± 0.040.69 ± 0.050.038*
 Legs BMD (g/cm2)1.13 ± 0.051.24 ± 0.080.007**
 Trunk BMD (g/cm2)0.97 ± 0.051.03 ± 0.070.095
 Rib BMD (g/cm2)0.82 ± 0.060.88 ± 0.050.062
 Hip BMD (g/cm2)1.03 ± 0.071.08 ± 0.120.284
 Lumbar spine BMD (g/cm2)1.09 ± 0.071.15 ± 0.100.227
 Total-body BMD (g/cm2)1.06 ± 0.041.14 ± 0.090.028*
 Total-body BMD Z-score0.43 ± 0.381.08 ± 0.490.015*
  1. Values are presented as means ± SD
  2. BMI body mass index, BMC bone mineral content, BMD bone mineral density
  3. P-value < 0.05.P-value < 0.01