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01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 1/2015

A cross-sectional study for estimation of associations between education level and osteoporosis in a Chinese men sample

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders > Ausgabe 1/2015
Cai-Xia Yu, Xiu-Zhen Zhang, Keqin Zhang, Zihui Tang
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Competing interests

The authors declared that they had no competing interests.

Authors’ contributions

CXY carried out the data collection and drafted the manuscript. XZZ carried out the data collection and drafted the manuscript. KZ participated in the design of the study and performed the statistical analysis. ZT conceived of the study, and participated in its design and coordination and helped to draft the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.



The main aim of this study was to evaluate the association between education level and osteoporosis (OP) in general Chinese Men.


We conducted a large-scale, community-based, cross-sectional study to investigate the association by using self-report questionnaire to assess education levels. The data of 1092 men were available for analysis in this study. Multiple regression models controlling for confounding factors to include education level were performed to explore the relationship between education level and OP.


Positive correlations between education level and T-score of quantitative bone ultrasound (QUS-T score) were reported (β = 0.108, P value < 0.001). Multiple regression analysis indicated that the education level was independently and significantly associated with OP (P < 0.1 for all models). The men with lower education level had a higher prevalence of OP.


The education level was independently and significantly associated with OP. The prevalence of OP was more frequent in Chinese men with lower education level.

Trial registration Identifier: NCT02451397; date of registration: 05/28/2015).
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