Volume 13, Issue 4 (Iranian South Medical of Journal 2010)                   Iran South Med J 2010, 13(4): 253-262 | Back to browse issues page

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Tohidi M, Adinepour A, Dabbagh manesh M H, Jafary P, Fattahi M R, Ranjbar Omrani G H. Evaluation of Bone Mineral Density in Rural Women of Kawar-Fars . Iran South Med J 2010; 13 (4) :253-262
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Background: Osteoporosis is a major public health problem. This study designed to assess peak bone mineral density (BMD), its onset in rural women in Kawar-Fars as well as prevalence of osteopenia and osteoporosis according to WHO and local reference values. Methods: In this cross sectional study , 266 healthy women aged 20-85 years from Kawar-Fars participated and they underwent Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scanning including two lumbar and femur regions. Results: Peak bone mass of lumbar spine occurred during 29±2 years. Also peak bone mass of total femur occurred around the age of 34±2 years. Prevalence of osteoporosis in lumbar spine according to WHO reference data was 29.7% but using Iranian normative data was 10.5%. Also using WHO reference data, prevalence of osteoporosis in total femur in rural women was 15.4% whereas according to the Iranian normative data was 16.2%. Conclusion: This study provided a baseline normative data of BMD for rural Iranian women. Also it showed prevalence of osteoporosis in rural women is more than urban women.
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Received: 2010/03/27 | Accepted: 2010/05/10 | Published: 2010/11/13

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