Vertebral fracture in postmenopausal Chinese women: a population-based study

Vertebral fracture in postmenopausal Chinese women: a population-based study Summary In a random sample of postmenopausal Chinese dom sample of postmenopausal women in Beijing, China. The women, the prevalence of radiographic vertebral fractures in- presence of vertebral fracture was assessed by semi-quantitative creased from 13% between ages 50 and 59 to over 50% after grading of lateral thoracolumbar radiographs, risk factors by in- age 80 years. A model with seven clinical risk factors predict- terview, bone mineral density (BMD) of the proximal femur and ed the probability of vertebral fractures as well with as without lumbar spine by dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), and markers BMD and better than a model with only three risk factors. of bone turnover from a fasting blood sample. Associations of More than half an hour of outdoor activity per day might these factors were analyzed in logistic models and discrimination correlate with lower risk of vertebral fracture in this by areas of receiver operating characteristics curves (AUC). population. Results The prevalence of vertebral fracture, ranged from Introduction We aimed to describe the prevalence and devel- 13.4% ages 50 to 59 years old to 58.1% at age 80 years or op a model for prediction of radiographic vertebral fractures in older. Older age, a Osteoporosis International Springer Journals

Vertebral fracture in postmenopausal Chinese women: a population-based study

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Medicine & Public Health; Orthopedics; Endocrinology; Rheumatology
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