|Title:||Bone density estimates and risk factors for osteoporosis in young women|
Al Suhaili, A.R.
|Abstract:||The bone mineral density [BMD] of the calcaneus was estimated in 185 young women from the United Arab Emirates, using SAHARA ultrasound. All participants completed a questionnaire on factors potentially associated with osteoporosis. In all, 29 [15.7%] of the women were classified as having osteopenia and none as having osteoporosis. Participants with osteopenia were more likely to have had a later onset of menarche, irregular periods, lower body mass index, and a positive family history of osteoporosis. Only late menarche and low body mass index, however, were independent predictors of osteopenia|
|Keywords:||Body Mass Index|
Predictive Value of Tests
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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