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High prevalence of osteoporosis and incidence of osteoporotic fracture in Chinese adults: A cross-sectional population-based study

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Yanwei Lv , Clinical epidemiology research office, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Beijing, China
Osteoporosis and consequent fractures have a considerable adverse impact on the health-related quality of life. Furthermore, osteoporotic fractures increase the mortality. In China, the prevalence of osteoporosis may have changed and the incidence of osteoporotic fractures is not clear. Furthermore, the treatment rate is blank. One community-based cross-sectional study was conducted in Beijing of China in 2010.The diagnosis data was obtained from the medical record. The individuals information was obtained from face to face interview. 3,860 participants completed the study. The crude prevalence of osteoporosis was 11.63% (95% CI: 10.62–12.65%) and the adjusted prevalence was 8.93% (95% CI: 7.59-10.28%). Differences among regions were significant (9.99%, 10.16%, and 14.77%) (χ2=18.097, P<0.001 ). The female had higher prevalence (13.20%) than the male(9.89%)(χ2=10.237, P=0.001). Prevalence increased with increasing age both in the male and female. The total incidence of osteoporotic fracture was 13.07%. Among three regions, the osteoporotic fracture incidence was 23.14%, 7.75% and 10.22% (P<0.001). Patients no less than 60 years had higher incidence (17.70%) than less than 60 years group (8.85%) (P=0.006).The incidence of op fracture between women and men was almost the same (P=0.846) .The total treatment rate of osteoporosis was 46.97%. Among three regions, the percent in rural areas was the highest, and suburb county was the lowest (P=0.030).The prevalence of osteoporosis in Beijing was high and more patients existed. The prevalence among men was relatively high. The treatment rate was low and the fracture rate was high. There are more osteoporosis patients need health care service and sufficient attention be paid to males. It is necessary to carry out the prevention and intervention policy to prevent osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures.

Learning Areas:

Biostatistics, economics
Chronic disease management and prevention

Learning Objectives:
Describe the prevalence of osteoporosis and incidence of osteoporotic fractures and the treatment rate both in men and women based six communities population in Beijing and provide evidence of making prevention policy and health resources allocation for the osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the principal investigator for clinical epidemiology focusing on the osteoporosis
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.