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Osteoporosis. 2011 Apr;9(1):89-92. Korean. Multicenter Study.
Kim TH , Lee HH , Chung SH , Jung EA .
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Korea.,
Medical library, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Korea.

OBJECTIVES: We investigated bone mineral density (BMD) in women as this is related to a history of previous pregnancies and miscarriage and according to age. MATERIALS & METHODS: We performed retrospective study on 1,043 women who had their BMD in a university hospital. We analyzed the BMD and the previous obstetric history according to age and the clinical characteristics. RESULTS: The mean age of the study subjects was 56.7+/-5.9 years. The gravida based on ages is not statistically related to the BMD (P-value=0.578), except for the spine BMD (P-value<0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Obstetric history of previous child birth and/or miscarriages, did not effect on bone mineral density, but further prospective multicenter study about obstetric history should be considered for prevention of osteoporosis before menopause.

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