, Volume 27, Issue 12, pp 1189-1191
Date: 30 May 2007

Epidemiological multicenter study on osteoporosis: the EDMUSTO study

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To the Editor

Osteoporosis (OP) has been recognized as a worldwide major public health problem. Several risk factors have been identified to play a role in OP and the relevant literature comprises some descriptive studies within several countries [19]; however to our best knowledge, epidemiological differences among specific countries have not been fully reported hitherto. EDMUSTO was primarily conducted to provide an insight into understanding the epidemiological comparisons among three countries—namely Turkey, Iran and Poland—with regard to OP. The results with specific remark on eye and hair colors are presented in this paper.

Six hundred and thirty-four postmenopausal women (461 from Turkey, 101 from Iran and 72 from Poland) with a diagnosis of OP were enrolled in the EDMUSTO study. During patient registration and data recording, a common style was utilized by all of the physicians in each country. Then, the forms were gathered and analyzed by the Turkish team.

Demographical paramete ...