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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 134-138

Study Of Incidence Of Senile And Post - Menopausal Osteoporosis Using Femoral Trabecular Pattern Index



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Vijay Kumar


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One hundred patients of either sex aged 45 years and above from a cross section of normal population were studied for the incidence and risk factors involved in osteoporosis. Femoral trabecular pattern index was used as the radiological criterion of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis was noted in 38% of the population studied – 30% showed mild and 8% showed moderate to severe osteoporosis. Fifty three percent of post-menopausal females were osteoporotic. In the male population osteoporosis was rare before 60 years of age and only mild osteoporosis was noted between 60 to 75 years of age. People belonging to middle socio-economic group, sedentary workers and the short - statured were more prone to osteoporosis. Weight did not protect an individual from developing osteoporosis. No statistical difference was noted between rural or urban population.


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