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Health Promotion for your Bones
What is a T-Score?


Your T-Score compares your bone mineral density to that of an average young adult woman. A bone mineral density test tells you your T-score. This chart gives a brief overview of T-scores and what they mean

                                 T-SCORE
 
           +1.0 TO -1.0        -1.0TO -2.5     -2.5 OR WORSE
 
              Normal                Low bone         Severe decrese
                                       mass               in bone mass
                                       osteopenia       osteoporosis
 
           Risk: low                Slightly             Significantly
           risk of                    higher risk         higher risk
           fracture                 of fracture.        of fracture
           under                    if ignored,
           normal                  osteoporosis
           stress                  



 

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