Endocrine Abstracts (2017) 49 EP245 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.49.EP245

Analysis of DXA scans of males performed in clinical center of vojvodina

Bojan Vukovic1,2, Jovanka Novakovic Paro1,2, Tijana Icin1,2, Ivana Bajkin1, Djordje Popovic1,2, Milica Medic Stojanoska1,2, Radoslav Pejin1,2 & Edita Stokic1,2


1Clinical Center of Vojvodina, Clinic for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Novi Sad, Serbia; 2Medical Faculty University of Novi Sad, NOvi Sad, Serbia.


The prevalence of osteoporosis among men is not well-documented. The aim of this cross-sectional study is to analyze results of DXA scans preformed in males in Clinical center of Vojvodina between years 2009 and 2016. Form the total of 2006 fist DXA scans performed in 7 years period there was 14.8% of males. DXA scan was indicated by the rheumatologists, internists and endocrinologists predominantly for suspected secondary causes of osteoporosis. We divided male subjects in groups by the age of life. In the group from 20 to 50 years of life there was 68 subjects with average BMI 26.5±6.30 kg/m2 with average T score in L1–L4 −0.8±1.4 S.D., bone mineral density (BMD) was 1.152±0.184 g/cm2, and femur neck −0.71±1.2 S.D., BMD 0.959±0.176 g/cm2, 9 subjects had Z score < 2 S.D. In the group form 50 to 70 year of life (average 60.38±4.82, BMI 27.93±5.31 kg/m2) there was 174 subjects with T score L1–4: −0.82±1.93 S.D., BMD 1.120±0.231 g/cm2, left femur neck: −1.41±1.36 S.D., BMD 0.887±0.176 g/cm2. 56 had osteopenia and 49 had osteoporosis. Group above 70 years of life (88 maximum, average 75.6±3.96, BMI 25.17±4.16 kg/m2) had 55 subjects from whom 22 had osteopenia and 23 osteoporosis and average T score L1–L4 was: −0.85±2.12 S.D., BMD 1.115±0.255 g/cm2, left femur neck: −1.84±1.25 S.D., BMD 0.829±0.161 g/cm2. Lower values of T score and BMD were measured on left femur neck in older groups. There was very high percentage of osteoporosis and osteopenia in the oldest groups of males although all males referred to DXA scan were suspected to have osteoporosis.

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