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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160474
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Osteoporosis Prevalence and Risks Among Asian Americans
Abstract:
Osteoporosis Prevalence and Risks Among Asian Americans
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Yu, Mei-yu
Contact Address:Room 3248, 400 N. Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA
Co-Authors:LiXin Song; CuiJuan Cai; Gary Smith
Osteoporosis and low bone mass (Osteopenia) are a major public health threat for approximately 55 % of the U.S. population aged 50 and over. Caucasian and Asian women are at highest risk. The National Osteoporosis Risk Assessment found 65% of Asian American and Pacific Islander women have osteopenia including 8.2% with osteoporosis, the highest rate of all racial groups. In order to study osteoporosis prevalence and risks among Asia residents in south Michigan, bone mass screening was conducted using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) among a convenient sample of 115 people age 50 and over, including 75 women and 40 men from November 2001 to August 2002. The bone mineral density (BMD) measurement of hip showed: (1) 74.6% of the women had osteopenia (T-score £1.0) including 21.3% with osteoporosis (T-score£-2.5). (2) 75.0% of the men had osteopenia including 15.0% with osteoporosis. Additionally, the data indicated 69.8% of the 86 Asians with osteopenia or osteoporosis had no health insurance and could not speak English. Although the study is based on small convenient sample and the results should be reviewed with caution, the preliminary data signal Asian Americans are not only at high risk but medically underserved due to economic and linguistic barriers to health care. Multiple factors contribute to the development of Asians' osteoporosis, including their body frame, lifestyle, lack of knowledge about osteoporosis risk and prevention, and barriers to accessing preventive education, early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Asian people's belief of osteoporosis being a process of aging has inverse impacts on their osteoporosis prevention. Asians are a significant and fast growing but poorly understood minority group in the U.S. There is an urgent need for studying osteoporosis among at-risk and medically underserved Asian populations in order to reduce health disparities. AN: MN030248
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOsteoporosis Prevalence and Risks Among Asian Americansen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160474-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Osteoporosis Prevalence and Risks Among Asian Americans</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Yu, Mei-yu</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Room 3248, 400 N. Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">LiXin Song; CuiJuan Cai; Gary Smith</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Osteoporosis and low bone mass (Osteopenia) are a major public health threat for approximately 55 % of the U.S. population aged 50 and over. Caucasian and Asian women are at highest risk. The National Osteoporosis Risk Assessment found 65% of Asian American and Pacific Islander women have osteopenia including 8.2% with osteoporosis, the highest rate of all racial groups. In order to study osteoporosis prevalence and risks among Asia residents in south Michigan, bone mass screening was conducted using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) among a convenient sample of 115 people age 50 and over, including 75 women and 40 men from November 2001 to August 2002. The bone mineral density (BMD) measurement of hip showed: (1) 74.6% of the women had osteopenia (T-score &pound;1.0) including 21.3% with osteoporosis (T-score&pound;-2.5). (2) 75.0% of the men had osteopenia including 15.0% with osteoporosis. Additionally, the data indicated 69.8% of the 86 Asians with osteopenia or osteoporosis had no health insurance and could not speak English. Although the study is based on small convenient sample and the results should be reviewed with caution, the preliminary data signal Asian Americans are not only at high risk but medically underserved due to economic and linguistic barriers to health care. Multiple factors contribute to the development of Asians' osteoporosis, including their body frame, lifestyle, lack of knowledge about osteoporosis risk and prevention, and barriers to accessing preventive education, early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Asian people's belief of osteoporosis being a process of aging has inverse impacts on their osteoporosis prevention. Asians are a significant and fast growing but poorly understood minority group in the U.S. There is an urgent need for studying osteoporosis among at-risk and medically underserved Asian populations in order to reduce health disparities. AN: MN030248 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:58:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:58:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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