Factors associated with bone mineral density in healthy African women.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Archives of osteoporosis, Volume 10, Issue 1, p.206 (2015)


There is a paucity of normative bone mineral density (BMD) data in healthy African women. Baseline total hip and lumbar spine BMD was measured in premenopausal women. BMD distribution was comparable to that of a reference population and was impacted by several factors including contraception and duration of lactation.