Please Explain Typical T And Z Score Results And What They Mean.

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Asked by Joe Skowron

Please Explain Typical T And Z Score Results And What They Mean.

I am 72 years of age, male and have been told my T-score for my Hip is 1.21 and my T-score for my Spine is -1.13. What is my Z-Score? What do these values mean?

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Hi Joe: I'm sure you already know this, but if not, click on the blue text, in the other answer to get a volumious explanation on T and Z scores from the Univ of WA--Bone Physiology Course, from Dr.Susan Ott council of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research. The explanation's are really easy to understand and give a good overview on your various questions. If you scroll to the bottom of either link, click the home page and it will take you to the beginning of a very long but, worth-the-time-to-read the Univ course on Osteoporosis. Just about any question you could have can be answered at this link, with the "search" button.

Good luck to you, and your scores are great! That doesn't mean you don't have plenty of things to do to prevent further bone loss, but at least your scores are good and hopefully maintainable.

Take Care and continue what ever you're doing to have low (good) osteopenia scores.

Answered by Pam Flores