Table 6

 BMD in athletes with (n = 80) or without (n = 106) menstrual dysfunction and with (n = 79) or without (n = 107) eating disorders and BMD in non-athletic controls with (n = 39) or without (n = 106) menstrual dysfunction and with (n = 46) or without (n = 99)

BMD (g/cm2)MDEDs
YesNoYesNo
Data are presented as mean values (SD) in TB, total femur, and lumbar spine. ED, eating disorder; MD, menstrual dysfunction.
*p<0.05 compared with no MD; †p<0.01 compared with no MD; ‡p<0.001 compared with no EDs; §p<0.01 compared with no EDs.
Total body
    Athletes1.21 (0.07)1.22 (0.10)1.19 (0.08)‡1.23 (0.09)
    Controls1.16 (0.08)*1.19 (0.07)1.18 (0.08)1.18 (0.08)
Total femur
    Athletes1.15 (0.13)1.18 (0.14)1.14 (0.13)1.18 (0.15)
    Controls1.00 (0.13)†1.06 (0.12)1.05 (0.12)1.05 (0.12)
Lumbar spine
    Athletes1.27 (0.15)1.31 (0.16)1.25 (0.16)§1.32 (0.15)
    Controls1.21 (0.12)*1.26 (0.13)1.25 (0.14)1.24 (0.13)