Assessment of Operational Factors, Structural Properties and Disease Associations Influencing Bone Mineral Density Variation
Osteoporosis is the major metabolic bone disease seen worldwide and resulting fragility fractures are recognized as a major public health issue. According to the WHO working group estimations in 1994, nearly 30% of European women over 50 years have osteoporosis. In general, osteoporosis is commoner among Caucasians and Asians while women of Afro-Caribbean descent have a less likelihood to develop the disease. It is estimated that, 30 to 50% of women and 15 to 30% of men experience an osteoporosis-related fracture during their lifetime.
|Keywords||Osteoporosis, bone diseases, bone fractures|
|Promotor||Pols, H.A.P. (Huib)|
|Publisher||Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam|
Lekamwasam, S.. (2012, March 28). Assessment of Operational Factors, Structural Properties and Disease Associations Influencing Bone Mineral Density Variation. Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/32098
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