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Research Paper | Gynaecology | India | Volume 4 Issue 10, October 2015


A Study to Find out the Prevalence for Osteoporosis and Osteopenia in Pre and Post Menopausal Women in India: A Cross Sectional Study

Somibala Thokchom [4] | Dr. Manju Chhugani [4]


Abstract: The awareness of osteoporosis has grown world wide in recent years. This silently progressing metabolic bone disease is widely prevalent in India and osteoporotic fractures are a common cause of morbidity and mortality in adult Indian people. A cross-sectional study was conducted with the aim to screen the urban population for osteoporosis. A total number of 92 Indian pre-post menopausal women were screened for osteoporosis at New delhi during a free health check up camp on International womens day at ortho ODP using QUS bone densitometer for phalynx and radius. The study consisted of 31 pre-menopausal women in the age group of >35years and 61 post menopausal women in the age group of 36-72years. out of 92, 11 (11.9 %) women with osteoporosis CI 5.3 % to 18.5 % and prevalence rates of osteopenia in 55 (59.7 %) C I 49.8 % to 69 %. There were having thyroid problem in 25 women i. e 27.17 %. Most of the women BMI was normal 48 (52.17 %), overweight with 31 (33.69 %) and least with underweight 6 (6.52 %). There was no association between BMI and BMD. Further the results shows that there was no significant association between osteoporosis, osteopenia with sedentary life style, family history, thyroid problem and low calcium diet.


Keywords: pre-menopausal women, post menpausal women, BMD, Osteoporosis, Osteopenia


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 10, October 2015,


Pages: 270 - 273


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Somibala Thokchom, Dr. Manju Chhugani, "A Study to Find out the Prevalence for Osteoporosis and Osteopenia in Pre and Post Menopausal Women in India: A Cross Sectional Study", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 4 Issue 10, October 2015, pp. 270-273, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SUB158667

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