2017, Vol. 2, Issue 2
A cross-sectional study of osteoporosis among pre and post-menopausal women of Allahabad district
Author(s): Pallavi Singh and Virginia Paul
Osteoporosis a “Silent Disorder” as mostly people may not know that they have osteoporosis until their bones become so weak that a sudden strain, fall or bump causes a hip fracture or collapsed vertebra. Thus for the purpose of prevention and control of osteoporosis there is great interest in conducting epidemiologic survey on prevalence of osteoporosis and related risk factors in communities. The present study was carried out to determine the bone status (Osteopenia and Osteoporosis) of pre and post-menopausal women of Allahabad district aged between 35-65 years. A community based cross-sectional study was carried out among 316 women by calculating WHO T-score by utilizing P-DEXA machine as diagnostic tool. The prevalence of osteopenia and osteoporosis was found to be 46.20 percent and 26.58 percent respectively. Statistical interpretation of the data shows that prevalence of osteoporosis and osteopenia was found to be significant with educational status, annual family income and physically active status of the women. The statistical association was not significant with the occupation, parity as well as dietary pattern of the respondents but still it has to be validated by conducting large community based survey in future.
Pages: 963-966 | 825 Views 51 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Pallavi Singh, Virginia Paul. A cross-sectional study of osteoporosis among pre and post-menopausal women of Allahabad district. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2017;2(2):963-966.