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Table 1 The longitudinal association between body condition score and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry-determined total body fat performed on live growing sheep

From: Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scans accurately predict differing body fat content in live sheep

Time BCS vs DXA fat
Week 0 0.72***
Week 8 0.48*
Week 16 0.62**
Week 24 0.58**
Week 32 0.64***
Overall (weeks 0–32) 0.61***
  1. BCS = body condition score. DXA fat = dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry-determined total body fat (%). Six-month through to 14-month old castrated male sheep. Measurements taken every 8 weeks over 32 weeks (n = 24, Exp. 3). The associations are represented as correlation coefficients (r). Asterisks indicate statistical significance at: *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001