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.
The Distribution and Correlates of Bone Mineral Density in Jamaican Young Adults.
Journal of Clinical Densitometry
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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.....