Hip fracture incidence is lower in Japan than in the West.
Although differences have been found in peak bone mass and hip geometry between white and Japanese populations, these do not fully explain the difference in hip fracture rates.
Variation in the rates of involutional bone loss may be an additional contributing factor.
We address this issue in a prospective epidemiological study comparing bone loss rate among elderly people in Britain and Japan.
Two population-based studies of bone loss rate in a British and a Japanese cohort were performed.
Annual bone loss rates were obtained for 172 Hertfordshire men and 143 Hertfordshire women of mean age 66 years, and a questionnaire administered to obtain information on known confounding lifestyle factors.
Eighty-six Japanese men and 90 Japanese women of mean age 69 years completed a similar study in Taiji, Japan.
British men and women were heavier than Japanese men and women.
Differences in lifestyle were also evident ; the British men were less likely to smoke and the women more likely to consume alcohol than their Japanese counterparts.
The British population also spent more time walking outdoors.
Statistically significant differences between the two populations were apparent in baseline bone mineral density at lumbar spine (p<0.05) and trochanter (p<0.001) in men and women with Japanese subjects having lower values.
There were also significant differences in bone density at the femoral neck (p<0. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Ostéopénie, Etude longitudinale, Etude comparative, Ostéoporose, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Japon, Asie, Epidémiologie, Vieillard, Homme, Col fémoral, Rachis lombaire, Symptomatologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Ostéopathie, Rachis pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Osteopenia, Follow up study, Comparative study, Osteoporosis, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Japan, Asia, Epidemiology, Elderly, Human, Femoral neck, Lumbar spine, Symptomatology, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Bone disease, Spine disease
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Code Inist : 002B15A. Création : 19/02/1999.