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 Health  Vol.10 No.1 , January 2018
Osteoporosis: A Disease of Men
Abstract: Objective: The goal of this study was to evaluate osteoporosis screening practices in male patients aged 70 and older. Methods: A survey-based study was carried out over six months at an academic primary care institution in the Midwest. Results: Seventy-nine male patients and fifteen primary care physicians were surveyed. Less than 10% of males recalled being screened for osteoporosis. Two-thirds of physicians reported regularly screening males for osteoporosis. Conclusion: Elderly male patients are overwhelmingly under-screened and undertreated for osteoporosis.
Cite this paper: Garg, A. and Kay, S. (2018) Osteoporosis: A Disease of Men. Health, 10, 69-74. doi: 10.4236/health.2018.101005.
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