Correlation of fracture index with BMD T-score in postmenopausal females

Umair Javaid Chaudhary, Salman Salahuddin Osman, Sadia Moazam, Syed Imran Ali Shah, Umer Najib, Hammad Nasir Qureshi, Javed Akram

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Objective: To find the correlation between Fracture Index and BMD T-score so that fracture index can be used as a predictive tool for fracture risk estimation in post menopausal females. Design: A cross-sectional study was conducted on a sample of 396 women age 50 years and above. BMD T-score measurements using ultrasound and Fracture Index calculations based on the risk factor assessment were performed. Setting: North Medical Ward, Unit 4 & Out Patient Clinics, Mayo Hospital and Akram Medical complex, Lahore. Main outcome: Use of Fracture Index as a predictive tool for the estimation of fracture risk in post menopausal females. Results: The study results showed that when Fracture Index increases BMD T-score decreases to osteoporotic range and correlation coefficient is -0.162. Conclusion: When Fracture Index increases, BMD T-score decreases therefore we can use Fracture Index as an assessment tool for predicting fracture risk in postmenopausal females.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-210
Number of pages4
JournalPakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2004


  • BMD:- Bone mineral density
  • Fracture Index
  • Post menopausal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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