Evaluation of osteoporosis in married women in districts 4 and 17 of Tehran

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD Student, Departman of Sociology, Ashtian Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ashtian, Iran.

2 Departman of Sociology, Ashtian Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ashtian, Iran. (Corresponding Author)

3 Departman of Sociology, Ashtian Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ashtian, Iran


Introduction: Osteoporosis is the most common metabolic bone disease and a silent and asymptomatic disease until a decrease in bone density leads to fractures; Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the rate of osteoporosis in married women in districts 4 and 17 of Tehran.
Methods: The research method is survey and the data collection tool is a questionnaire. The statistical population of the present study in the 17th and 4th districts of Tehran is 253,360, of which 382 samples were selected based on random sampling. Independent t-test, Human Whitney, Wilcoxon were used for data analysis.
Results:  The results showed that vitamin D deficiency - eating habits - clinical diagnosis has a significant relationship with osteoporosis.
Conclusion: It can be stated that women through sun exposure to absorb more calcium and make vitamin D according to the results of regular physical activity and adequate intake of calcium and vitamins as well as a positive family history of osteoporosis and overweight has been observed. The most common method for determining bone density is to scan the bone density or measure the amount of X-ray absorption (DXA). In this rapid and minimally invasive scan, the bone density in the pelvis and spine is assessed. How much is affected or prone to osteoporosis.


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