Journal of Regional Section of Serbian Medical Association in Zajecar

Year 2011     Vol 36     No 4
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      UDK 616.71-007.234-0

ISSN 0350-2899, 36(2011) br.4 p.197-200

Original paper

Correlation between bone mineral density and body mass index as a risk factor for the development of osteoporosis
(Povezanost mineralne koštane gustine i indeksa telesne mase kao faktora rizika za nastanak osteoporoze)

Jelena Zvekić-Svorcan (1), Predrag Filipov (2), Branislava Stanimirov (2), Karmela Filipović (1), Sofija Subin Teodosijević (3)
(1) Specijalna bolnica za reumatske bolesti, Novi Sad, (2) Dom zdravlja, Novi Sad,
(3) Opšta bolnica "Dr Đorđe Joanović", Zrenjanin


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INTRODUCTION. Decreased bone mineral density is a certain and independent risk factor for the occurrence of osteoporotic fractures, together with other important factors which can be modified or non-modified. A low body mass index is counted for modified clinical risk factors. THE AIM. To establish the connection between bone mineral density and body mass index as the two risk factors for the occurrence of osteoporotic fractures. MATERIAL AND METHOD. The analysis includes 100 postmenopausal women of different age who had osteodensitometrycal findings (DEXA). The results were interpreted according to the valid osteoporosis definition. Body mass index was also calculated to all patients. The connection between the two risk factors was observed. In statistical data processing the statistic programme SPSS 14.0 for Windows was used. RESULTS. The average age of the examined women was 64, the average T score of lumbal spine and T score of the hip was at the level of osteopeny, while the average body mass index was 22,70 kg/m2. There is a significant statistical connection between the two observed parameters (p<0.01). CONCLUSION. A low body mass index can be a useful clinical tool for the selection of postmenopausal women for DEXA examination in order to make an early diagnosis of osteoporosis and to prevent osteoporotic fractures by an adequate therapy.
Key words: bone mineral density, body mass index, osteoporosis

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      Corresponding Address:
Jelena Zvekić- Svorcan
Specijalna bolnica za reumatske bolesti,
Futoška br.68, Novi Sad
tel.: 064/951-21-90
Paper received: 30. 11. 2011
Paper accepted: 26. 10. 2011
Paper Internet issues: 20. 02. 2012
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