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Title: Prevalence of risk factors among women with osteoporosis
Authors: Stajic, Dalibor
Zivanovic D.
Miric A.
Sekulic, Marija
Djonović, Nela
Journal: Serbian Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2017
Abstract: © 2017, University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Science. All rights reserved. Osteoporosis is a progressive bone disorder that can be influenced by many different factors. A cross-sectional study has been conducted with the aim to assess the prevalence of risk factors as well as to identify the possible causes of improvement of the disease. Th e study population consisted of 97 women older than 35 who had previously been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Dualenergy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) scan was used to determine bone mineral density (BMD) in order to assess the current state of the disease. The participants were asked to complete a standardized IOF (International Osteoporosis Foundation) questionnaire. According to BMD measurements, 24.7% of women had normal bone density while 18.6% had T-score lower than -2.5. There was a statistically significant correlation between T-score and the history of previous bone fractures. Besides, a relatively high prevalence of certain risk factors (such as underweight, early menopause, oophorectomy, thyroid and parathyroid disorders etc.) was observed in woman with osteoporosis.
Type: Article
DOI: 10.1515/SJECR-2016-0080
ISSN: 18208665
SCOPUS: 85030705649
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kragujevac
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