International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Medicine | India | Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022


Prevalence of Osteoporosis in the Population of Coastal Andhra Pradesh in South India Assessed using Peripheral DEXA of the Ankle as a Screening Tool - A Cross-Sectional Study

Dr Adarsh Tangella | Dr Karthikey Parashar


Abstract: Osteoporosis has become a very prevalent disease amongst the general population in India. Due to the higher incidence of vitamin D and calcium deficiency in the Indian population, there can be associated higher and earlier incidences of osteoporosis. Hence, we have done this cross-sectional study to discuss the age-wise and gender-wise distribution of osteoporosis in coastal Andhra Pradesh-South India that was obtained by screening done using peripheral DEXA. The prevalence of osteoporosis amongst women was 25% (36/144) and amongst men was 36% (13/36). Age-wise, most men with a low T score of <=-2.5 were between the age of 51-60 years, and most of the women who satisfied the osteoporosis criteria were between the age of 46-55 years.


Keywords: Osteoporosis, Vitamin D, T score, Peripheral DEXA, Prevalence


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022,


Pages: 1015 - 1016


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