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Bone mineral status in immigrant Indo-Asian women.

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BACKGROUND: Indo-Asian immigrants are known to be at high risk of metabolic bone disease, but the prevalence of osteoporosis in this population is unknown. AIM: To compare the bone mineral at the lumbar spine and femoral neck of Indo-Asian immigrant women with that of age-matched Caucasian women. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. METHODS: Women of Indo-Asian origin referred for bone density scans in the last five years were identified. The skeletal status of each was compared with an age-matche...

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Publisher copy:
10.1093/qjmed/hch017

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Journal:
QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians
Volume:
97
Issue:
2
Pages:
95-99
Publication date:
2004-02-05
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EISSN:
1460-2393
ISSN:
1460-2725
URN:
uuid:0964e7a4-8fc5-4c01-8e83-6dc261f5e1f1
Source identifiers:
125525
Local pid:
pubs:125525

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