The burden of osteoporosis in Brazil: regional data from fractures in adult men and women - The Brazilian Osteoporosis Study (BRAZOS)

The burden of osteoporosis in Brazil: regional data from fractures in adult men and women - The Brazilian Osteoporosis Study (BRAZOS)

Title: The burden of osteoporosis in Brazil: regional data from fractures in adult men and women - The Brazilian Osteoporosis Study (BRAZOS);
O impacto da osteoporose no Brasil: dados regionais das fraturas em homens e mulheres adultos - The Brazilian Osteoporosis Study (BRAZOS)
Author Pinheiro, Marcelo de Medeiros Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ciconelli, Rozana Mesquita Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Schuch, Natielen Jacques Google Scholar
Genaro, Patricia de Souza Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Martini, LÍgia Araújo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferraz, Marcos Bosi Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Abstract Objectives: The BRAZOS (The Brazilian Osteoporosis Study) study is the first epidemiological and population-based study carried out in a representative sample of Brazilian men and women, 40 years or older, with the objective of identifying the prevalence and main clinical risk factors (CRF) associated with low-impact fractures. This report shows the main results according to each region of the country. Patients and Methods: A total of 2,420 subjects (70% women) from 150 different cities in five geographic regions in Brazil, and from all different socio-economical classes were included in this study. Anthropometrical data, as well life style, previous fractures, nutritional status, physical activity, falls, and quality of life were evaluated by a quantitative individual survey. Low-impact fracture was defined as that resulting from a fall no greater than standing height of an individual. A P < 0.05 was considered significant. Results: Statistically significant differences in the prevalence of fractures among the five Brazilian regions according to gender or social class were not observed. However, in women, a higher incidence of fractures was observed in metropolitan areas than in rural areas, and a tendency for a higher frequency of fractures was observed in men from Northeastern states. Statistically significant differences among men from metropolitan areas or rural areas were not observed. Conclusions: Significant differences in the prevalence of low-impact fractures among the five different regions of Brazil were not observed, as well as its frequency or relevance of risk factors.
Keywords Brazilian population
clinical risk factors
epidemiology
fracture
regional prevalence
osteoporosis
Language English
Sponsor Wyeth Consumer Healthcare
Date 2010-03-01
Published in Revista Brasileira De Reumatologia. New York: Elsevier Science Inc, v. 50, n. 2, p. 113-127, 2010.
ISSN 0482-5004 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 113-127
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0482-50042010000200002
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000208389200002
SciELO ID S0482-50042010000200002 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/45407

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