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BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2010 Jul 5;11:148. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-11-148.

Risk factors of osteoporosis in healthy Moroccan men.

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Rheumatology Department, Military Hospital Mohammed V, PO Box 1018, Rabat, Morocco. aelmaghraoui@gmail.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Although not as common as in women, osteoporosis remains a significant health care problem in men. Data concerning risk factors of osteoporosis are lacking for the male Moroccan population. The objective of the study was to identify some determinants associated to low bone mineral density in Moroccan men.

METHODS:

a sample of 592 healthy men aged 20-79 years was recruited from the area of Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Measurements were taken at the lumbar spine and proximal femurs using DXA (Lunar Prodigy Vision, GE). Biometrical, clinical, and lifestyle determinants were collected. Univariate, multivariate, and logistic regression analyses were performed.

RESULTS:

the mean (SD) age of the patients was 49 (17.2) years old. The prevalence of osteoporosis and osteopenia were 8.7% and 52.8%, respectively. Lumbar spine and hip BMD correlated significantly with age, weight and BMI. When comparing the subjects according to the WHO classification, significant differences were revealed between the three groups of subjects for age, weight and BMI, prevalence of low calcium intake and low physical activity. The multiple regression analysis found that only age, BMI, and high coffee consumption were independently associated to the osteoporotic status.

CONCLUSION:

ageing and low BMI are the main risk factors associated with osteoporosis in Moroccan men.

PMID:
20602777
PMCID:
PMC2909164
DOI:
10.1186/1471-2474-11-148
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