Journal article

Is lower income associated with an increased likelihood of qualification for treatment for osteoporosis in Canadian women?

SL Brennan, WD Leslie, LM Lix

OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL | SPRINGER LONDON LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

UNLABELLED: We examined whether low income was associated with an increased likelihood of treatment qualification for osteoporotic fracture probability determined by Canada FRAX in women aged ≥50 years. A significant negative linear association was observed between income and treatment qualification when FRAX included bone mineral density (BMD), which may have implications for clinical practice. INTRODUCTION: Lower income has been associated with increased fracture risk. We examined whether lower income in women was associated with an increased likelihood of treatment qualification determined by Canada FRAX®. METHODS: We calculated 10-year FRAX probabilities in 51,327 Canadian women aged ≥50..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors are indebted to Manitoba Health for the provision of data (HIPC File Number 2012/2013-15). The results and conclusions are those of the authors, and no official endorsement by Manitoba Health is intended or should be inferred. This article has been reviewed and approved by the members of the Manitoba Bone Density Program Committee. SL Brennan is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia Early Career Fellowship (1012472) and a 2012 Dyason Fellowship from The University of Melbourne. LM Lix is supported by a Manitoba Research Chair.