Classification of osteoporosis based on bone mineral densities.

  title={Classification of osteoporosis based on bone mineral densities.},
  author={Yao Lu and Harry K. Genant and Jessica Shepherd and Shu-kai Zhao and Amit K Mathur and Thomas Fuerst and Steve Cummings},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  volume={16 5},
In this article we examine the role of bone mineral density (BMD) in the diagnosis of osteoporosis. Using information from 7671 women in the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF) with BMD measurements at the proximal femur, lumbar spine, forearm, and calcaneus, we examine three models with differing criteria for the diagnosis of osteoporosis. Model 1 is based on the World Health Organization (WHO) criteria using a T score of -2.5 relative to the manufacturers' young normative data aged 20-29… CONTINUE READING
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