Osteoporosis Is A Disease Characterized By Low Bone Mass And Deterioration Of Bone

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Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue that increases bone fragility and risk of fractures. Osteoporosis becomes apparent with a fracture, typically the wrist, spinal or hip fractures. In Asian countries, osteoporosis is found to be a major concern in the older populations. Hip fractures in Asian countries have increased 2- to 3- fold and Taiwan was the first Asian country. According to epidemic statistics, 19.8% of women over 65 years of age have had one or more fractures. In Taiwan, the National Health Insurance spends about 40 million US dollars due to complications on the treatment for osteoporosis. This study investigated the cut off points of osteoporosis based on the OST, age, weight and BMI of premenopausal females in Taiwan and was approved by the Institutional Review Board of National Taiwan University in 2012. In 2009-2011. 11,255 Taiwanese women were put into a data base. These women were transferred to a health examination center of a medical center in Northern Taiwan, to see if they could qualify for a health insurance subsidy. These women received bone density, age, and weight measurements. Out of 11,255 Taiwanese women, 2,454 young adult women were chosen and ranged from the ages of 30-49 years old. Statistical analysis was performed to identify the cut-off point of vital variables on women with osteoporosis. The following variables: weight, BMI, and OST were divided into four quartiles. The results showed
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