Normal value of BMD (Bone Mineral Density) in Pakistani student nurses and its relation with age and other factors
Keywords:Bone Mineral Density. Absorptiometry, Photon. Cross-Sectional Study. Normal Value. Osteoporosis. Ethnic Groups. Femur Neck. Bone and Bones. Bone Diseases, Metabolic.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the BMD in younger age group. It was a cross-sectional observational study done in January 2003. 223 subjects were taken (all females) of age group 16-25 years. Heel Ultrasound procedure was done on all these subjects using a "Clinical Bone Sonometer" and their T-score was plotted against age. The results of the study showed that young female nurses gain bone minerals with increasing age in this group.
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