Prevalence of Osteoporosis and Related Risk Factors in UK Women in the Seventh Decade: Osteoporosis Case Finding by Clinical Referral Criteria or Predictive Model?

@article{Ballard1998PrevalenceOO,
  title={Prevalence of Osteoporosis and Related Risk Factors in UK Women in the Seventh Decade: Osteoporosis Case Finding by Clinical Referral Criteria or Predictive Model?},
  author={Paul A S Ballard and David W. Purdie and C. M. Langton and Susan A. Steel and S. Mussurakis},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={1998},
  volume={8},
  pages={535-539}
}
The objectives of the study were: to determine the prevalence of osteoporosis in women in their seventh decade; to determine the number of women who conformed to at least one of the current East Yorkshire Clinical Referral Criteria for Osteoporosis; and to determine the sensitivity and specificity of these referral criteria in the diagnosis of osteoporosis and to compare this with the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve of a logistic regression model incorporating variables that were… CONTINUE READING

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