Prevalence of osteoporosis in the ESOSVAL cohort: reply to the comment by Pedrera-Zamorano et al.
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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 , 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  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...
KeywordsPublic Health Confidence Interval Osteoporosis Fracture Risk Osteoporotic Fracture
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