International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 8, August 2014 | Rating: 6.7 / 10


A Study to Screen the Risk of Osteoporosis in the Population of Pilani, a Semi Urban Town Located in Rajasthan, North India

Dr. R P Pareek | Dr. Shreya Sood


Abstract: Background: Osteoporosis is a major public health problem associated with substantial morbidity and socio-economic burden worldwide. Globally the proportion of elderly population afflicted with osteoporosis is rapidly increasing which raises concerns about disability, dependence, and social costs that are caused by osteoporosis. Objective: The objective of the study was to screen the risk of osteoporosis in the population of Pilani, a semi urban town located in Rajasthan. Method: A cross sectional study was conducted to screen adults in between the age group of 25 to 70 years. The sample that was screened comprised 510 adults (217 males and 293 females). Purposive sampling technique was used to select the sample from residents of Vidya Vihar campus and adjoining areas in Pilani. Bone Mineral Density was assessed by the speed of the sound using ultrasound device and standardized questionnaire. ( portable ultrasonic device, Quantitative Ultrasound (QUS) and a standardized questionnaire was administered to assess the cause of osteoporosis. ) Results: The incidence of osteoporosis in the present study was 9 % and osteopenia 45.33 % with maximum number of both osteoporotic and osteopenic recorded in age group of 41-50years. Significant correlation has been found between prevalence of osteoporosis and various risk factors at p


Keywords: Osteoporisis, Osteppenia, Bone Mineral Density, Ultrasound, Diet


Edition: Volume 3 Issue 8, August 2014,


Pages: 1311 - 1314


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