Prevalence of osteoporosis in Australian men and women : Geelong osteoporosis study

Henry, Margaret J., Pasco, Julie A., Nicholson, Geoff C. and Kotowicz, Mark A. 2011, Prevalence of osteoporosis in Australian men and women : Geelong osteoporosis study, Medical journal of Australia, vol. 195, no. 6, pp. 321-322.

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Title Prevalence of osteoporosis in Australian men and women : Geelong osteoporosis study
Author(s) Henry, Margaret J.
Pasco, Julie A.
Nicholson, Geoff C.
Kotowicz, Mark A.
Journal name Medical journal of Australia
Volume number 195
Issue number 6
Start page 321
End page 322
Total pages 2
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, N. S. W.
Publication date 2011-09-19
ISSN 0025-729X
1326-5377
Keyword(s) adult
age distribution
aged
aging
Australia
bone density
dual energy X ray absorptiometry
female
human
letter
major clinical study
male
osteopenia
osteoporosis
postmenopause
prevalence
Summary To the Editor: Few reports have been published on bone mineral density (BMD) among randomly sampled populations. Organisations such as Osteoporosis Australia and the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society rely on research to supply reliable data that are representative of the Australian community. This information informs practitioners, researchers and policymakers of the size of the problem of osteoporosis in Australia. Our study aimed to document the proportion of individuals who have reduced BMD.
Language eng
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C4 Letter or note
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30042777

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Medicine
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