Chinese Journal of Medical History / Zhong Hua Yi Shi Za Zhi

[This article belongs to Volume - 53, Issue - 08]

Abstract : The majority of data used in research looking at reference values of bone mineral density (BMD) and their trends at various ages come from advanced countries. The purpose of this research was to assess bone mineral density (BMD) in musculoskeletal pain patients and how it relates to various characteristics of individuals residing in Bangladesh's rural areas. 86 individuals, ranging in age from 18 to 65, underwent dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry examinations. After accounting for height and weight, reference values at the femoral neck (FN) and lumbar spine (LS) were estimated. Additionally, correlations of BMD at the lumbar spine and femoral neck with various variables were examined using correlation coefficient analysis. The participants' mean age was 45.44±11.034 years, with 55.8% (n=48) being 45 years of age or older. About 62.8% (n=54) of the participants were female, and nearly 80% (n=68) of them were from cities. High body mass was favourably correlated with BMD at both sites in both age groups, but pain intensity was adversely correlated. The early twenties saw a drop in BMD levels at both sites in Bangladeshi women. The BMD levels of the subjects exhibit a strong positive link with a high body mass index, while their age and degree of musculoskeletal discomfort indicate a negative correlation.