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Title: Bone density estimates and risk factors for osteoporosis in young women
Authors: Saadi, H.F.
Reed, R.L.
Carter, A.O.
Qazaq, H.S.
Al Suhaili, A.R.
Issue Date: 2001
Language: English
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
Description: 730-737
Keywords: Body Mass Index
Bone Density
Calcium, Dietary
Cross-Sectional Studies
Predictive Value of Tests
Reproductive History
Risk Assessment
Subject: Osteoporosis
ISSN: 1020-3397
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