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The Z Score for Reporting Bone Density

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The Z-score expresses the bone mineral density of an adult relative to that of other adults of the same age and gender. Since the mean bone density tends to decline with age, a person with osteopenia may have a Z score near the mean for the reference population.

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