Assessment of bone density in post meonopause women referred to Shahid Mohammadi hospital for bone densitometry in 2010, Bandar Abbas, Iran

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Masoud Azizi 1 , Seyed Mehrdad Solati dehkordi 2 , Reza Farrokhseresht 2 , Shahram Zare 3 , Hamidreza Mahboobi 4 , Tahereh Khorgoei 4 , * , Behnaz Golkhar 5

1 Specialist in Internal Medicine, Infecious and Tropical Disease Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor Department of Internal Medicine, Infecious and Tropical Disease Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

3 Associate Professor Department of Community Medicine, Infecious and Tropical Disease Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

4 General Practitioner, Infecious and Tropical Disease Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

5 Medical Student, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Azizi M, Solati dehkordi S M, Farrokhseresht R, Zare S , Mahboobi H, et al. Assessment of bone density in post meonopause women referred to Shahid Mohammadi hospital for bone densitometry in 2010, Bandar Abbas, Iran, Hormozgan Med J. 2013 ; 17(5):e88235.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 17 (5); e88235
Published Online: July 31, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 23, 2012
Accepted: July 31, 2012

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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Osteoporosis - Densitometry – Menopause - Women

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