Hemoglobin and platelets with Bone Mineral Density / Hemoglobina e plaquetas com Densidade Mineral Óssea

Mário Maciel de Lima Junior, Maria da Conceição Lima Chaves, Ronaldo da Silva Cruz, Magna Bezerra Feitosa


Background: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the association between hemoglobin and platelets with bone mineral density (BMD) in men between the ages of 40 and 80 in the Boa Vista, the capital of the Brazilian state of Roraima. The population study conducted in this study was based on the WHO tool [Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX®)] nomogram model proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO). Specifically, the current work focuses on (i) determining the inverse correlation between the hemoglobin and femur score and between the hemoglobin and spine score by the WHO tool (FRAX®) nomogram and by using the linear regression model, and (ii) correlating the risk factors with different categorical variables and continuous variables using statistical methods.

Methods: This cohort and cross-sectional study involve both quantitative and qualitative data obtained in the field from 272 patients. However, for this paper, only quantitative findings from screening are described.

Results: The mean Frax score and the hemoglobin level across the group were significantly different. The Frax score of the femur was significantly associated with osteopenia and osteoporosis of the spine. All the data obtained in this study were analyzed using SPSS version 21, and a p-value of ≤0.05 was considered as statistically significant.

Conclusions: Hemoglobin and platelets strongly associate with the BMD and the key risk factors for the association between hemoglobin and platelets with BMD includes BMI, smoking and alcohol habit, and vitamin-D and serum calcium level.


Hemoglobin, Platelets, bone, mineral density, Boa Vista

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.34117/bjdv7n7-099


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