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Vol. 8, Issue 12 (2019)

Prevalence of osteoporosis in Dharwad district, Karnataka

Alomib Austina Ribanar and Usha Malagi
Osteoporosis is recognized as a public health problem, with about 200 million people being affected worldwide. The aim of the study was to measure the prevalence of osteoporosis in Dharwad district. Bone mineral density of 1263 subjects >35 years of age using qualitative ultrasound (QUS) was assessed. The patients were interviewed regarding the general information, height and weight were measured, and BMI was calculated. They were classified into normal, osteopenia and osteoporosis category on the basis of T-score from QUS. The prevalence of osteoporosis and osteopenia in Dharwad district were 33.8 per cent and 41.6 per cent respectively. The prevalence of osteoporosis was higher in the urban locality among the older age group. The prevalence of osteoporosis was common among the female population who were post-menopausal. Positive association was found between increased age, female gender, menopause, & low BMD Score.
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How to cite this article:
Alomib Austina Ribanar, Usha Malagi. Prevalence of osteoporosis in Dharwad district, Karnataka. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(12):267-271.

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