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Bone Mineral Density Measurements of Women in a Black African Population in Lagos, Nigeria Using Accudexa Bone Mineral Density Assessment System: A Preliminary Study

This study was conducted to justify the need for a bone mineral density(BMD) database for African women in Nigeria whilst testing the appropriateness of using the African-American database as a reference. The preliminary results suggested that they might be inappropriate.


Objective: No normative database for bone mineral density (BMD) exists in Nigeria. This study aims to provide the basis for the creation of a normative reference BMD database for women in Nigeria while assessing the appropriateness of applying normative data for African American women to Nigerian females.

10 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 15 Feb, 2016


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