Volume 17, Number 5 (nov-dec 2013)                   hmj 2013, 17(5): 407-414 | Back to browse issues page


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Azizi M, Solati M, Farrokhseresht R, Zare S, Mahboobi H, Khorgoei T et al . Assessment of bone density in post meonopause women referred to Shahid Mohammadi hospital for bone densitometry in 2010, Bandar Abbas, Iran. hmj. 2013; 17 (5) :407-414
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-1065-en.html

General Practitioner , Infecious and Tropical Disease Research Center
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Introduction: Osteoporosis is an important health issue in the world and its prevalence is increasing. Osteoporosis is known as silent disease, because is usually diagnosed after fractures. The aim of current study was to assess the bone density in post menopause women referred to Shahid Mohammad hospital, Bandar Abbas, in 2010. Methods: This descriptive, cross sectional study was done on post menopause women refried to Shahid Mohammadi hospital for bone densitometry in 2010. Using simple sampling, 404 women were selected. Bone densitometry was done using T Score and FRAX was calculated. Demographic data was also collected using a checklist. Data was analyzed using SPSS 18 software. Descriptive statistics and Independent T-test, Chi-Square, and ANOVA were used for data analysis. Results: Mean age of the participants were 57.398±8.349 years. Among the participant 182 (45%) were osteopenic, 179 (44.3%) were osteoporotic, and 43 (10.6%) were healthy. A significant relationship was found between bone density and age, addiction, diet, corticosteroid use, OCP use, and physical activities, but there was no relationship between weight, height, history of fracture, and smoking. Also FRAX index were related to age, height, number of pregnancies, calcium use, water pipe use, addiction, corticosteroid use, and physical activity, but was not related to history of fracture, weight, and smoking. Conclusion: According to our findings which shows a high risk for femur fracture in women with higher than 65 years old, screening for osteoporosis and interventions for prevention of fracture is recommended in this age group.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2013/11/5 | Accepted: 2013/11/5 | Published: 2013/11/5

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