Correlations Between Vertebral and Femoral Neck T-Scores in Turkish Female Population

Authors

  • Nurettin Aka Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, İstanbul
  • Murat Api Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, İstanbul
  • Gültekin Köse Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, İstanbul
  • Pınar Kumru Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, İstanbul

Keywords:

Vertebral and Femoral BMD, Neck, Turkish population, Osteoporosis

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation of dual-energy X-ray absorbtiometry measurements between the spine and femoral neck to predict bone mineral density (BMD) as defined according to the WHO classification in Turkish population.
STUDY DESIGN: Five hundred and ninety-two postmenopausal women aged 39-74 years were investigated. There was significant and strong correlation between BMD measurements, with r:0,69-0,74 p<0,05.
RESULTS: The cut off values of the femoral neck and ward triangle BMD that allow the identification with 95% sensivity of postmenopausal women with either lumbal spines T-score< -1, correspond to a T score -0,4 (femoral neck) and +0,05 ( ward triangle).
CONCLUSION: However, this study highlights the difficulties in using a unique T-score that could be applied to different sites to diagnose osteoporosis.

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Published

2007-08-16

How to Cite

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Aka N, Api M, Köse G, Kumru P. Correlations Between Vertebral and Femoral Neck T-Scores in Turkish Female Population. Gynecol Obstet Reprod Med [Internet]. 2007Aug.16 [cited 2022May26];13(2):100-2. Available from: https://gorm.com.tr/index.php/GORM/article/view/524

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Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology

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