Osteoporosis: NHANES data favored for T score determination

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Takeaway

  • In diagnosing osteopenia and osteoporosis, bone mineral density (BMD) from dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) remains the standard; but interpretation of BMD values is affected by choice of reference populations, and BMD is not the only known fragility fracture risk.

Why this...