偏遠社區老年女性骨質疏鬆症盛行率與相關危險因子之研究

Translated title of the contribution: The Prevalence of Osteoporosis and Associated Risk Factors in Elderly Females Living in a Rural Community in Taiwan

趙 育箴, 陳 全裕(Chuan-Yu Chen), 吳 俊鋒(Chun-Feng Wu), 張 秦松(Chin-Sung Chang), 郭 柏秀, 張 軒睿, 杜 嘉煒, 張 尹凡(Yin-Fan Chang), 吳 至行(Chih-Hsing Wu)

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Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of osteoporosis and related risk factors among elderly women in a rural community in Taiwan.
Methods: Subjects were randomly sampled from among women over age 65 from a rural community (Tianliao Township, Kaohsiung County) in July, 2009. Each subject received a face-to-face interview by a well-trained staff member utilizing a structured questionnaire, and physical examination including body height, body weight, and arm span was also performed. Lumbar and hip bone mineral densities were measured by mobile dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. The diagnosis of osteoporosis was confirmed by either the 1994 WHO criteria or a history of non-traumatic fracture. A total of 368 subjects were enrolled for the final analysis as the response rate was 75.9%.
Results: Among these 368 women, the mean age was 74.3±6.0 years and the prevalence of osteoporosis was 60.6%. Univariate analysis revealed that age, body mass index, arm span, and habitual tea drinking were associated with osteoporosis. Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that body mass index, arm span and habitual tea drinking were independent negative risk factors for osteoporosis, but age was an independent positive risk factor.
Conclusions: The prevalence of osteoporosis among elderly women in Tianliao was higher than that previously reported in Taiwan. Older age, lesser arm span, lower body mass index and not drinking tea were independent risk factors for osteoporosis.
Translated title of the contributionThe Prevalence of Osteoporosis and Associated Risk Factors in Elderly Females Living in a Rural Community in Taiwan
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)64-73
Number of pages10
Journal臺灣家庭醫學雜誌 = Taiwan Journal of Family Medicine
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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