MATURITAS, cilt.52, ss.319-327, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Background: Over the past 10 years, osteoporosis has emerged as a major public health problem. It is characterized by low bone mass with micro architectural deterioration of bone tissue resulting in increase bone fragility and susceptibility to fractures. Bone mineral density measurements are widely used to diagnose osteoporosis and to assess its severity. Commercial dual-energy X-rays absorptiometry (DXA) scanners used to determine bone mineral density (BMD) contains reference data for different populations.