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  1. People with mental retardation have an increased prevalence of osteoporosis : A population study.

    Article - En anglais

    Prevalence of and risk factors for osteoporosis in a community population of 94 young adults with mental retardation was examined.

    Results show lower bone mineral density in this group than in an age-matched reference population.

    Factors associated with low bone mineral density included small body size, hypogonadism, and Down syndrome in both genders and a high phosphate level in females.

    Low vitamin D levels were common in both genders, despite high levels of exposure to sunshine.

    A history of fracture was also common.

    Low bone mineral density and fracture were associated in females but not males.

    Because morbidity following fracture is likely to be more serious in this population, further investigation of osteoporosis and prevention strategies for both osteoporosis and fractures are important.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Arriération mentale, Ostéoporose, Prévalence, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Sexe, Homme, Déficience intellectuelle, Trouble développement, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Ostéopathie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental retardation, Osteoporosis, Prevalence, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Sex, Human, Intellectual deficiency, Developmental disorder, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Bone disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0355719

    Code Inist : 002B18C12. Création : 25/01/1999.