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Publication Type
Abstract
Author(s)
Eyre, S. A.; Vaughan, Kenneth D.; Boyne, Michael S.; Ferguson, Trevor S.; Younger, Novie O.; Tulloch-Reid, Marshall K.; Jackson, Maria D.; Samms-Vaughan, Maureen E.; Wilks, Rainford J.
Title
The Distribution and Correlates of Bone Mineral Density in Jamaican Young Adults.
Journal Title
Journal of Clinical Densitometry
Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2009
Volume ID
11
Issue ID
3
Page(s)
457
Location/URL
n/a
Notes
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Abstract
Objective: To describe the distribution of bone mineral density (BMD) among Jamaican young adults and evaluate factors associated with low BMD. Methods: 902 participants from a sub sample of the 1986 Jamaica Perinatal Mortality Survey were studied. BMD was estimated by stiffness index (SI) using quantitative ultrasound (Lunar Achilles Express®) of the right calcaneus in 701 participants, age 18-20 years. Questionnaires were used to obtain data on tobacco, marijuana, alcohol use and history of bone fracture.....
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