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Table 2 The values of Pearson’s correlation coefficient between the investigated parameters of mandible, final body weight and serum concentration of bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BAP) and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) in ram lambs at the age of 5 months

From: Morphological, densitometric and mechanical properties of mandible in 5-month-old Polish Merino sheep

Investigated parameter Body weight Mandibular weight Mandibular length MvBMD Bvol Cd Ca-HA A Ix MRWT CI Wy Wf BAP IGF-1
Body weight x 0.58 0.45 - 0.06 0.51 0.72 0.32 0.75 0.68 0.39 0.38 0.65 0.55 - 0.61 - 0.64
Mandibular weight 0.58 x 0.77a 0.29 0.98a 0.91a 0.02 0.89a 0.94a 0.10 0.12 0.66 0.86a - 0.42 - 0.50
Mandibular length 0.45 0.77a x 0.69 0.81a 0.77a 0.35 0.61 0.62 0.08 0.10 0.59 0.68 - 0.47 - 0.07
MvBMD - 0.06 0.29 0.69 x 0.33 0.40 0.69 - 0.01 - 0.02 0.22 0.24 0.51 0.50 0.15 0.46
Bvol 0.51 0.98a 0.81a 0.33 x 0.89a - 0.01 0.88a 0.93a 0.03 0.04 0.61 0.80a - 0.41 - 0.48
Cd 0.72 0.91a 0.77a 0.40 0.89a x 0.37 0.88a 0.83a 0.43 0.44 0.80a 0.86a - 0.27 - 0.44
Ca-HA 0.32 0.02 0.35 0.69 - 0.01 0.37 x - 0.03 - 0.18 0.68 0.68 0.61 0.34 0.21 0.29
A 0.75 0.89a 0.61 - 0.01 0.88a 0.88a - 0.03 x 0.97a 0.20 0.20 0.54 0.64 - 0.48 - 0.69
Ix 0.68 0.94a 0.62 - 0.02 0.93a 0.83a - 0.18 0.97a x 0.02 0.03 0.52 0.70 - 0.54 - 0.71
MRWT 0.39 0.10 0.08 0.22 0.03 0.43 0.68 0.20 0.02 x 0.99a 0.33 0.21 0.27 0.19
CI 0.38 0.12 0.10 0.24 0.04 0.44 0.68 0.20 0.03 0.99a x 0.34 0.22 0.28 0.20
Wy 0.65 0.66 0.59 0.51 0.61 0.80a 0.61 0.54 0.52 0.33 0.34 x 0.90a - 0.12 - 0.43
Wf 0.55 0.86a 0.68 0.50 0.80a 0.86a 0.34 0.64 0.70 0.21 0.22 0.90a x - 0.21 - 0.40
BAP - 0.61 - 0.42 - 0.47 0.15 - 0.41 - 0.27 0.21 - 0.48 - 0.54 0.27 0.28 - 0.12 - 0.21 x 0.40
IGF-1 - 0.64 - 0.50 - 0.07 0.46 - 0.48 - 0.44 0.29 - 0.69 - 0.71 0.19 0.20 - 0.43 - 0.40 0.40 x
  1. MvBMD mean volumetric bone mineral density, Bvol total bone volume, Cd volumetric bone mineral density of the cortical bone, Ca-HA calcium hydroxyapatite density of the cortical bone, A cross-sectional area, Ix second moment of inertia, MRWT mean relative wall thickness, CI cortical index, Wy maximum elastic strength, Wf ultimate strength
  2. aStatistically significant values for P < 0.05