Prevalence of osteoporosis and its association with demographic characterirstics – Gorgan, Iran

AUTHORS

Hamidreza Bazrafshan 1 , Mostafa Qorbani 2 , * , Hossein Shadpour Rashti 3 , Mehrdad Aghaei 4 , Roya Safari 5

1 Associate Professor Department of Internal Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran.

2 Instructor Department of Epidemiology, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran.

3 General Practitioner, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran.

4 Assistant Professor Department of Internal Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran.

5 MSc Student of Epidemiology, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

How to Cite: Bazrafshan H, Qorbani M, Shadpour Rashti H, Aghaei M, Safari R. Prevalence of osteoporosis and its association with demographic characterirstics – Gorgan, Iran, Hormozgan Med J. 2011 ; 15(1):e88389.

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Hormozgan Medical Journal: 15 (1); e88389
Published Online: June 28, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: October 31, 2009
Accepted: June 28, 2010

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Abstract

Introduction: Osteoporosis is a multifactorial disease that leads to etiology leading to
morbidity and economical disturbances. This study designed to evaluate the prevalence of
osteoporosis in patients referred to Gorgan’s densitometry centers with respect to age,
gender and BMI.
Methods: In this descriptive-analytic study, from 3000 subjects referred to the densitometry
centers of Gorgan, 300 subjects were selected via a random sampling method. Individual
characteristics and densitometry results were collected from densitometry records. Data
were analyzed by SPSS and chi square test and linear regression.
Results: The overall prevalence rate of osteoporosis was 33.7% and 16.7% according to
lumbar and femoral region, respectively. Lumbar and femoral BMD mean were 0.92±0.19
and 0.77±0.167, respectively. Association between age and osteoporosis in lumbar region
(P-value<0.01, B:-0.322), in femoral region (P- value<0.01, B: -0.421) and BMI with
osteoporosis in lumbar (P- value<0.01, B: 0.314) was significant but relation between BMI
with osteoporosis in femoral region and sex with osteoporosis in femoral and lumbar region
was not significant.
Conclusion: Our findings revealed a higher prevalence rate of osteoporosis in patients
referred to Gorgan’s densitometry centers and showed that age in femoral and lumbar region
and BMI in lumbar region can regress BMD.

Keywords

Osteoporosis – Prevalence - Body Mass Index (BMI)

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