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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Factors Associated With Fragility Fractures In Women Over 50 Years Of Age: A Population-based Household Survey [fatores Associados A Fraturas Por Fragilidade óssea Em Mulheres Acima De 50 Anos De Idade: Um Estudo De Base Populacional]
Author: Baccaro L.F.
Machado V.S.S.
Costa-Paiva L.
Sousa M.H.
Osis M.J.
Pinto-Neto A.M.
Abstract: Purpose: To analyze the prevalence of and factors associated with fragility fractures in Brazilian women aged 50 years and older. Methods: This cross-sectional population survey, conducted between May 10 and October 31, 2011, included 622 women aged ≥50 years living in a city in southeastern Brazil. A questionnaire was administered to each woman by a trained interviewer. The associations between the occurrence of a fragility fracture after age 50 years and sociodemographic data, health-related habits and problems, self-perception of health and evaluation of functional capacity were determined by the χ2 test and Poisson regression using the backward selection criteria. Results: The mean age of the 622 women was 64.1 years. The prevalence of fragility fractures was 10.8%, with 1.8% reporting hip fracture. In the final statistical model, a longer time since menopause (PR 1.03; 95%CI 1.01-1.05; p<0.01) and osteoporosis (PR 1.97; 95%CI 1.27-3.08; p<0.01) were associated with a higher prevalence of fractures. Conclusion: These findings may provide a better understanding of the risk factors associated with fragility fractures in Brazilian women and emphasize the importance of performing bone densitometry.
Citation: Revista Brasileira De Ginecologia E Obstetricia. , v. 35, n. 11, p. 497 - 502, 2013.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0100-72032013001100004
Date Issue: 2013
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