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Social disadvantage, bone mineral density and vertebral wedge deformities in the Tasmanian Older Adult Cohort

SL Brennan, TM Winzenberg, JA Pasco, Anita Wluka, AG Dobbins, G Jones



UNLABELLED: The relationship between social disadvantage and bone mineral density (BMD) is complex and remains unclear; furthermore, little is known of the relationship with vertebral deformities. We observed social disadvantage to be associated with BMD for females, independent of body mass index (BMI). A lower prevalence of vertebral deformities was observed for disadvantaged males. INTRODUCTION: The relationship between social disadvantage and BMD appears complex and remains unclear, and little is known about the association between social disadvantage and vertebral wedge deformities. We examined the relationship between social disadvantage, BMD and wedge deformities in older adults from ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia, the Arthritis Foundation of Australia, the Tasmanian Community Fund and the University of Tasmania (Institutional Research Grant scheme) funded this study. SL Brennan is the recipient of NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (1012472). AE Wluka is the recipient of NHMRC Clinical Career Development Award (545876). G Jones is the recipient of NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship (1025222).