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TITLE:

PREVALENCE OF FRACTURE AND OSTEOPOROSIS AND AWARENESS OF OSTEOPOROSIS AMONG GENERAL POPULATION OF MAJMAAH CITY IN 2018

AUTHORS:

Dr ZAHEER AHMED MOHAMMED, MESHAL ALI ALMESHAL , SAAD ABBAS ALDAWSARI, MOHAMMED AYED ALANAZI, ASIM DYAB ALANAZI , FAHAD ALI ALQAHTANI, OSAMA HAIEL ALANAZI, MOHAMMED ABDULRAHMAN ALHASSAN, ALI ABDULKARIM ALMUHESSENY

ABSTRACT:

The study examined the importance of fracture and osteoporosis as one of the most common diseases in the medical field with its spread around the world. This is because osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and a delicate architectural deterioration in the bone tissue, leading to increased osteoporosis and an increased risk of fractures. Method: This study is a cross-sectional study. An online questionnaire was sent to the participants in order to estimate the prevalence of osteoporosis and the ratio of the fractures. Data was collected using online questionnaire and analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS 22). Results: The data was collected from 593 individuals. The female participants dominated the results as they represented 82% of the sample. Moreover, the majority (97%) were Saudi. Concerning the prevalence of fracture, the analysis shows that approximately 24% of the sample had a bone fracture. The results show that 7.9% of the sample suffer from osteoporosis. 63.7% of the sample are aware of what is osteoporosis. Moreover, 59.3% of the sample have a good level of knowledge about osteoporosis, while 36.5% have moderate knowledge. The analysis show that the age is the only factor that affects the level of knowledge on osteoporosis (p-value 0.002). The level of good knowledge is higher among females rather than males. Conclusion: the prevalence of the diseases among population of majmaa is relatively moderate. Keywords: Fracture, Osteoporosis, Awareness, Majmaah City.

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