Understanding Bone Disease in Southeast Asia; Marking the Second Year of the New JAFES

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Elizabeth Paz-Pacheco

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It is ironic that in Southeast Asia, where sunshine is abundant 365 days a year, osteoporosis is increasingly prevalent. Epidemiologic data reveal that in Singapore and Hong Kong, the age-adjusted hip fracture rates are 400 to 500 fractures per 100,000 women, approaching rates in Caucasian populations.1 In Malaysia and Thailand, hip fracture rates of between 200 to 250 fractures per 100,000 women were reported.

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Paz-Pacheco, E. (2014). Understanding Bone Disease in Southeast Asia; Marking the Second Year of the New JAFES. Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies, 27(2), 141. Retrieved from https://asean-endocrinejournal.org/index.php/JAFES/article/view/27
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