Table 4

Determinants of BMD in males as analysed by stepwise multiple linear regression

Lumbar spineHip
Independent variablesCoefficient of variation (SE)Statistical significanceCoefficient of variation (SE)Statistical significance
NS, not significant.
Weight0.003 (0.001)p<0.0030.005 (0.001)p<0.0001
Alcohol−0.101 (0.046)p<0.032−0.196 (−0.217)NS
Ethnic origin0.023 (0.022)NS0.026 (0.026)NS
Height0.039 (0.038)NS0.022 (0.022)NS
Pack years0.159 (−0.003)NS−0.133 (−0.150)NS
Sunlight exposure0.073 (0.079)NS0.015 (0.017)NS
Meat in diet−0.068 (−0.070)NS−0.060 (−0.070)NS
Fish in diet0.015 (0.015)NS−0.054 (0.060)NS