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          VOLUME 40 / ISSUE 2

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7 - Bone mineral density values in a cohort of men population

Figen Yılmaz, Füsun Şahin, Hülya Akbaş, Serap Dalgıç Yücel, Emel Deniz, Cem Erçalık, Banu Kuran

Objective: To evaluate the bone mineral density (BMD) in men who have applied for other causes than osteoporosis to our hospital.

Method: We measured by DEXA the BMD’s of the lomber (L2-4) and femoral neck region of the male patients and/or relatives who have applied to the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Patients were questioned to exclude the causes of secondary osteoporosis.

Results: We included in our study ISO persons in whom causes of secondary osteoporosis were excluded. The patients were separated in groups according to decades. There were 38 persons between 20-29 ages, 34 persons between 30-39 ages, 29 persons between 40-49 ages, 31 persons between 50-59 ages, 27 persons between 60-69 ages, 21 persons between 70-79 ages. Osteoporosis and osteopenia was defined according to Workl Health Organisation guidelines. We noticed osteoporosis in 7,9% of the patients in the second decade, in 3 % of the patients in the third decade, in 13,8% of the patients in the fourth decade, in 19,4% of the patients in the fifth decade, in 7,4% of the patients in the sixth decade and in 38,1% of the patients in the seventh decade. Osteopenia rates were established respectively as 39.5 %, 47.1%, 31%, 51.6%, 44.4% and 33.3 % at these decades.

Conclusion: In our study group of males the BMD especially in the femur decreased as they got older. In the lumbar region the worst BMD value was found to be between the ages of 50- 59. However osteopenia was observed even in younger ages.

Keywords: Men, osteoporosis, bone mineral density.

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