Calcaneal Quantitative Ultrasound Value for Middle-Aged and Elderly Malaysian Chinese Men and Its Association With Age and Body Anthropometry

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Abstract

Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) is a relatively easy, reliable, and safe method for bone status assessment, but reference data for Asian males remain scarce. Our study aimed to determine the values for one QUS parameter, the speed of sound (SOS) at the calcaneus, in Malaysian Chinese men and to determine the association between the SOS and several demographic characteristics, such as age, weight, height, and body mass index. Three hundred forty-eight Malaysian Chinese men aged 40. yr and older were recruited, and their calcaneal QUS value was determined using the CM-200 densitometer (Furuno Electric, Nishinomiya City, Japan). The results indicated a significant correlation between SOS and age, and multiple stepwise regression analysis indicated that age and height were important predictors of SOS. A significant reduction in SOS value was observed when men 60. yr and older were compared with men aged 40-49. yr. Compared with the reference data for Japanese males, Chinese men in Malaysia showed higher SOS values across all the age groups studied. In conclusion, there is an age-related decrease in SOS values in Malaysian Chinese men, and the SOS values established in this study can be used as a reference for future studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-91
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Densitometry
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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Anthropometry
Calcaneus
Malaysia
Japan
Body Mass Index
Age Groups
Regression Analysis
Demography
Weights and Measures
Bone and Bones

Keywords

  • Malaysian Chinese men
  • Quantitative ultrasound
  • Reference data
  • Speed of sound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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