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Mali Med. 2016;31(4):37-47.

[How Bone Densitometry contributes to the diagnosis of Osteoporosis at the Gerontology and Geriatrics Center of Ouakam, Dakar City: 102 observation].

[Article in French; Abstract available in French from the publisher]

Author information

1
UFR Santé communautaire/Université Alioune Diop de Bambey.
2
Centre de Gérontologie et Gériatrie de Ouakam.
3
Service de Médecine Interne/CHU Hôpital Aristide Le Dantec /Dakar.
4
Service de Médecine Préventive et Santé Publique, Faculté de Médecine, Pharmacie et Odontologie, 1. Université Cheikh Anta DIOP (UCAD), DAKAR Santé Publique UCAD.

Abstract

in English, French

INTRODUCTION:

This study aims at assessing the morbidity rate and risk factors of osteoporosis.

METHODS:

This is a cross-sectional study conducted at the Gerontology and Geriatrics Center of Ouakam from 2010 to 2012 with patients who had benefited from a bone densitometry examination. The study variables were: sex, current age, menopausal age, past individual fractures, past family fractures, prolonged corticoid intake, prolonged immobilization, tobacco addiction, and alcoholism. Epi-info version 6 Software was used to process and analyze the data.

RESULTS:

The study included 102 patients the majority of which were women (75%), with an average age of 74 years; among these people, 31% had individual past fractures and 10% had family fractures; 8% of the patients had used a prolonged corticoid-based therapy and 2% were tobacco-addicts. The average age of menopause was 48 years. The prevalence rate for osteoporosis was 44%, based on Rachis T-score, 20%, based on Femur T-score and 45%, based on Rachis and Femur T-score. It has been noted that being a woman and past individual fractures rated among the major risk factors of osteoporosis.

CONCLUSION:

These results speak in favor of health authorities setting-up a program to fight osteoporosis centered mainly on primary prevention and screening.

KEYWORDS:

Ouakam's gerontology and geriatrics Center; bone densitometry; bone weakness; centre de gérontologie et gériatrie de Ouakam; fragilité osseuse; menopause; ménopause; osteoporosis; ostéodensitométrie; ostéoporose

PMID:
30079654

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