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Osteoporosis International

, Volume 24, Issue 6, pp 1925–1926 | Cite as

Prevalence of osteoporosis in the ESOSVAL cohort: reply to the comment by Pedrera-Zamorano et al.

  • J. Sanfélix-Genovés
  • I. Hurtado
  • G. Sanfélix-Gimeno
  • S. Peiró
Letter

Dear Editor,

We sincerely appreciate the comments by Pedrera-Zamorano et al. regarding our recent paper on the prevalence of osteoporotic fracture risk factors in the Valencia region [1], which have allowed us to detect some typographical errors and inconsistencies in our paper.

First of all, the prevalence of osteoporosis in women aged 50 and over in the Díaz Curiel et al. study [2] was 26.1 %, with a 95 % confidence interval between 22.6 and 29.6 %. These confidence intervals (and despite the excess of the power of ESOSVAL, which was not designed to look for differences with other studies) overlap with those reported in our published paper (30.2 %; 95 % CI 28.7–31.6); hence, the prevalence of osteoporosis in the ESOSVAL cohort is compatible with (rather than “higher” than) the one reported by Diaz-Curiel et al.

The number of participants in the ESOSVAL cohort female group was 5,310, as stated in the manuscript. This figure results from the sum of 3,043 women aged 50–64, 1,429 (not...

Keywords

Public Health Confidence Interval Osteoporosis Fracture Risk Osteoporotic Fracture 
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References

  1. 1.
    Sanfélix-Genovés J, Sanfélix-Gimeno G, Peiró S, Hurtado I, Fluixà C, Fuertes A, Campos JC, Giner V, Baixauli C (2012) Prevalence of osteoporotic fracture risk factors and antiosteoporotic treatments in the Valencia region, Spain. The baseline characteristics of the ESOSVAL cohort. Osteoporos Int. doi: 10.1007/s00198-012-2146-z
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    Díaz Curiel M, García JJ, Carrasco JL, Honorato J, Pérez Cano R, Rapado A, Alvarez Sanz C (2001) Prevalence of osteoporosis assessed by densitometry in the Spanish female population. Med Clin (Barc) 116(3):86–88CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© International Osteoporosis Foundation and National Osteoporosis Foundation 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Sanfélix-Genovés
    • 1
  • I. Hurtado
    • 1
  • G. Sanfélix-Gimeno
    • 1
  • S. Peiró
    • 1
  1. 1.Health Services Research AreaCentro Superior de Investigación en Salud Pública (CSISP)ValenciaSpain

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