To the Editor: Few reports have been published on bone mineral density (BMD) among randomly sampled populations. Organisations such as Osteoporosis Australia and the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society rely on research to supply reliable data that are representative of the Australian community.
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Prevalence of osteoporosis in Australian men and women: Geelong Osteoporosis Study
Margaret J Henry, Julie A Pasco, Geoff C Nicholson and Mark A Kotowicz
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (6): 321-322.
Margaret J Henry, Statistician1
Julie A Pasco, Principal Fellow and Head, Barwon Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit1
Geoff C Nicholson, Director of Research2
Mark A Kotowicz, Endocrinologist1
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Pasco JA, Sanders KM, Henry MJ, et al. Calcium intakes among Australian women: Geelong Osteoporosis Study. Aust N Z J Med 2000; 30: 21-27.
Henry MJ, Pasco JA, Pocock NA, et al. Reference ranges for bone densitometers adopted Australia-wide: Geelong Osteoporosis Study. Australas Radiol 2004; 48: 473-475.
Henry MJ, Pasco JA, Korn S, et al. Bone mineral density reference ranges for Australian men: Geelong Osteoporosis Study. Osteoporos Int 2010; 21: 909-917.
Australian Bureau of Statistics. Census of population and housing: basic community profile, 2006. Canberra: ABS, 2007. (ABS Cat. No. 2001.0.)
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