Osteoporosis.  2011 Apr;9(1):89-92.

Relationship between History of Pregnancies and Bone Mineral Density

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Korea. hhl22@chol.com, hhl22@schmc.ac.kr
  • 2Medical library, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Korea.

Abstract


OBJECTIVES
We investigated bone mineral density (BMD) in women as this is related to a history of previous pregnancies and miscarriage and according to age. MATERIALS & METHODS: We performed retrospective study on 1,043 women who had their BMD in a university hospital. We analyzed the BMD and the previous obstetric history according to age and the clinical characteristics.
RESULTS
The mean age of the study subjects was 56.7+/-5.9 years. The gravida based on ages is not statistically related to the BMD (P-value=0.578), except for the spine BMD (P-value<0.001).
CONCLUSIONS
Obstetric history of previous child birth and/or miscarriages, did not effect on bone mineral density, but further prospective multicenter study about obstetric history should be considered for prevention of osteoporosis before menopause.

Keyword

Previous pregnancy; Obstetric history; Bone mineral density; Osteoporosis
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