Escrezione urinaria di calcio in una popolazione infantile del sud Italia

Translated title of the contribution: Urinary calcium excretion in a population of children living in Southern Italy

V. Nuzzo, M. R. Fittipaldi, F. Fonderico, A. Esposito Del Puente, D. Russo, A. Del Puente, A. Pagliuca, G. Vitale, A. Caserta, G. Lupoli

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Background. Very few studies have evaluated the role of urinary calcium excretion as marker of bone metabolism in children. Normative data are lacking in these age groups. Methods. In a group of 122 children (66 females e 56 males), mean age 108.13±18.73 months, attending a primary school in Nocera Superiore (Southern Italy) the following parameters were evaluated: sex, age, weight, height, BMI (weight/height2), urinary calcium excretion which was measured as the urinary calcium/creatinine concentration ratio (Uca/cr) in extemporaneous sample of the second urine in the morning. The Uca/cr ratio was not normally distributed in this childhood population. Natural logarithmic transformation was used to analyze the data. Results. The mean value of Uca/cr was 0.125±0.102 mg/mg. A significant correlation was found between the Uca/cr ratio and sex. The Uca/cr ratio values were higher in girls than in boys. Mean Uca/cr was 0.144±0.113 mg/mg in females while it was 0.102±0.083 mg/mg in males ("t"-test: p

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)53-56
Number of pages4
JournalMinerva Pediatrica
Volume51
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1999

Fingerprint

Italy
Calcium
Creatinine
Population
Weights and Measures
Sex Ratio
Age Groups
Urine
Bone and Bones

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

Cite this

Nuzzo, V., Fittipaldi, M. R., Fonderico, F., Esposito Del Puente, A., Russo, D., Del Puente, A., ... Lupoli, G. (1999). Escrezione urinaria di calcio in una popolazione infantile del sud Italia. Minerva Pediatrica, 51(3), 53-56.

Escrezione urinaria di calcio in una popolazione infantile del sud Italia. / Nuzzo, V.; Fittipaldi, M. R.; Fonderico, F.; Esposito Del Puente, A.; Russo, D.; Del Puente, A.; Pagliuca, A.; Vitale, G.; Caserta, A.; Lupoli, G.

In: Minerva Pediatrica, Vol. 51, No. 3, 03.1999, p. 53-56.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nuzzo, V, Fittipaldi, MR, Fonderico, F, Esposito Del Puente, A, Russo, D, Del Puente, A, Pagliuca, A, Vitale, G, Caserta, A & Lupoli, G 1999, 'Escrezione urinaria di calcio in una popolazione infantile del sud Italia', Minerva Pediatrica, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 53-56.
Nuzzo V, Fittipaldi MR, Fonderico F, Esposito Del Puente A, Russo D, Del Puente A et al. Escrezione urinaria di calcio in una popolazione infantile del sud Italia. Minerva Pediatrica. 1999 Mar;51(3):53-56.
Nuzzo, V. ; Fittipaldi, M. R. ; Fonderico, F. ; Esposito Del Puente, A. ; Russo, D. ; Del Puente, A. ; Pagliuca, A. ; Vitale, G. ; Caserta, A. ; Lupoli, G. / Escrezione urinaria di calcio in una popolazione infantile del sud Italia. In: Minerva Pediatrica. 1999 ; Vol. 51, No. 3. pp. 53-56.
@article{46fafa5472d74f2bb625943e297ae99c,
title = "Escrezione urinaria di calcio in una popolazione infantile del sud Italia",
abstract = "Background. Very few studies have evaluated the role of urinary calcium excretion as marker of bone metabolism in children. Normative data are lacking in these age groups. Methods. In a group of 122 children (66 females e 56 males), mean age 108.13±18.73 months, attending a primary school in Nocera Superiore (Southern Italy) the following parameters were evaluated: sex, age, weight, height, BMI (weight/height2), urinary calcium excretion which was measured as the urinary calcium/creatinine concentration ratio (Uca/cr) in extemporaneous sample of the second urine in the morning. The Uca/cr ratio was not normally distributed in this childhood population. Natural logarithmic transformation was used to analyze the data. Results. The mean value of Uca/cr was 0.125±0.102 mg/mg. A significant correlation was found between the Uca/cr ratio and sex. The Uca/cr ratio values were higher in girls than in boys. Mean Uca/cr was 0.144±0.113 mg/mg in females while it was 0.102±0.083 mg/mg in males ({"}t{"}-test: p",
keywords = "Calcium urine, Child, Creatinine, urine, Sex distribution",
author = "V. Nuzzo and Fittipaldi, {M. R.} and F. Fonderico and {Esposito Del Puente}, A. and D. Russo and {Del Puente}, A. and A. Pagliuca and G. Vitale and A. Caserta and G. Lupoli",
year = "1999",
month = "3",
language = "Italian",
volume = "51",
pages = "53--56",
journal = "Minerva Pediatrica",
issn = "0026-4946",
publisher = "Edizioni Minerva Medica S.p.A.",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Escrezione urinaria di calcio in una popolazione infantile del sud Italia

AU - Nuzzo, V.

AU - Fittipaldi, M. R.

AU - Fonderico, F.

AU - Esposito Del Puente, A.

AU - Russo, D.

AU - Del Puente, A.

AU - Pagliuca, A.

AU - Vitale, G.

AU - Caserta, A.

AU - Lupoli, G.

PY - 1999/3

Y1 - 1999/3

N2 - Background. Very few studies have evaluated the role of urinary calcium excretion as marker of bone metabolism in children. Normative data are lacking in these age groups. Methods. In a group of 122 children (66 females e 56 males), mean age 108.13±18.73 months, attending a primary school in Nocera Superiore (Southern Italy) the following parameters were evaluated: sex, age, weight, height, BMI (weight/height2), urinary calcium excretion which was measured as the urinary calcium/creatinine concentration ratio (Uca/cr) in extemporaneous sample of the second urine in the morning. The Uca/cr ratio was not normally distributed in this childhood population. Natural logarithmic transformation was used to analyze the data. Results. The mean value of Uca/cr was 0.125±0.102 mg/mg. A significant correlation was found between the Uca/cr ratio and sex. The Uca/cr ratio values were higher in girls than in boys. Mean Uca/cr was 0.144±0.113 mg/mg in females while it was 0.102±0.083 mg/mg in males ("t"-test: p

AB - Background. Very few studies have evaluated the role of urinary calcium excretion as marker of bone metabolism in children. Normative data are lacking in these age groups. Methods. In a group of 122 children (66 females e 56 males), mean age 108.13±18.73 months, attending a primary school in Nocera Superiore (Southern Italy) the following parameters were evaluated: sex, age, weight, height, BMI (weight/height2), urinary calcium excretion which was measured as the urinary calcium/creatinine concentration ratio (Uca/cr) in extemporaneous sample of the second urine in the morning. The Uca/cr ratio was not normally distributed in this childhood population. Natural logarithmic transformation was used to analyze the data. Results. The mean value of Uca/cr was 0.125±0.102 mg/mg. A significant correlation was found between the Uca/cr ratio and sex. The Uca/cr ratio values were higher in girls than in boys. Mean Uca/cr was 0.144±0.113 mg/mg in females while it was 0.102±0.083 mg/mg in males ("t"-test: p

KW - Calcium urine

KW - Child

KW - Creatinine, urine

KW - Sex distribution

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0033091671&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0033091671&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Articolo

C2 - 10368567

AN - SCOPUS:0033091671

VL - 51

SP - 53

EP - 56

JO - Minerva Pediatrica

JF - Minerva Pediatrica

SN - 0026-4946

IS - 3

ER -