Prevalence of low bone-mineral density among mentally retarded and developmentally disabled residents in intermediate care.

@article{Schmidt2004PrevalenceOL,
  title={Prevalence of low bone-mineral density among mentally retarded and developmentally disabled residents in intermediate care.},
  author={Elmer V Schmidt and James R Byars and David H Flamuth and Jeff J Schott and Craig M Sever},
  journal={The Consultant pharmacist : the journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={45-51}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore the prevalence of low bone-mineral density (BMD) and related fractures among mentally retarded and developmentally disabled residents in intermediate care settings. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Intermediate care facilities for mentally retarded and developmentally disabled (< 16 beds) and group homes (> or = 16 beds) in the mid-western United States. PARTICIPANTS A total of 360 residents were selected for the initial study group; 119 were excluded, 241… CONTINUE READING