Prevalence of osteoporosis and osteopenia among African Americans with early rheumatoid arthritis: the impact of ethnic-specific normative data.

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PURPOSE To examine the prevalence of osteopenia and/or osteoporosis among African Americans with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to assess the effect of using race/ethnicity-specific normative data. METHODS Bone mineral density (BMD) of the hip and spine was assessed in African Americans with early RA. To examine the impact of using different… (More)

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