Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D and osteopenia are prevalent in persons > or =55 yr with fracture at any site: a prospective, observational study of persons fracturing in the community

Journal Name: 
J Clin Densitom
Authors: 
Seton,M.
Jackson,V.
Lasser,K.E.
Doppelt,S.
Pierre-Jacques,M.
Connelly,M.
Abstract: 
Ethnic diversity and lower socioeconomic populations are poorly captured in most studies of osteoporosis and fracture risk. This article describes a prospective, observational study designed to analyze risk factors for fracture in an ambulatory, ethnically diverse, urban population aged > or =55 yr. The goal of the study was to determine the number of fractures associated with hypovitaminosis D (< or =15 ng/mL serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D) and osteopenia (T-score
2005
Volume: 
8
Pages: 
454-460
Keywords: 
Age Factors, Aged, Aged,80 and over, Ambulatory, analogs & derivatives, Arthritis, blood, community, Comparative Study, complications, epidemiology, etiology, factors, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Fractures,Bone, Health, history, Humans, Massachusetts, Middle Aged, Multicenter Studies, Osteoporosis,Postmenopausal, patient, Patients, population, Prevalence, Retrospective Studies, Risk, Risk Factors, Urban Population, Vitamin D, Vitamin D Deficiency