Accession Number : ADA332969

Title :   Osteoporosis in Servicewomen: Causes, Therapy, Outcomes, and Relationship to Fractures

Descriptive Note : Final rept 1 Dec 94-31 Dec 95

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Duncan, William E.

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Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Osteoporosis is a serious health issue for women. This study was designed to identify the risk factors for osteoporosis that may be more common in service women and to compare with a matched military dependent control group the treatment for and frequency of osteoporosis in service women. Nulliparity was the most consistent risk factor for osteoporosis seen in service woman but not in the dependent (control) group. Stress fractures were also more frequently observed in service women. Treatment for or prevention of osteoporosis was identical for both service women and military dependents.

Descriptors :   *WOMEN, *OSTEOPOROSIS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, RISK, FAMILY MEMBERS, ACTIVE DUTY, THERAPY, PREVENTION, BONE FRACTURES.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE