TY - JOUR A1 - , T1 - The proximal femoral morphometry of Turkish women on radiographs JO - Eur. J. Anat. SN - 1136-4890 Y1 - 2006 VL - 10 SP - 21 EP - 26 UR - http://www.eurjanat.com/web/paper.php?id=06010021 KW - adult KW - anthropometry KW - article KW - body mass KW - bone radiography KW - controlled study KW - correlation coefficient KW - female KW - femur KW - femur head KW - femur neck KW - femur shaft KW - hip fracture KW - human KW - human experiment KW - morbidity KW - morphometrics KW - mortality KW - Q angle KW - risk factor KW - statistical analysis KW - Turkey (republic) KW - X ray film N2 - In this study, proximal femoral morphometry was measured on radiographs of Turkish women. Hip fractures have high morbidity and mortality rates for people and is generally seen in elderly. It is known that the body mass index (BMI) and proximal femoral morphometry are important determinants of fracture risk. Our aim is to perform the measurements of proximal femoral morphometry and body mass index. A total of 190 Turkish women were included in the study. The anthropometric and BMI measurements were recorded and the morphometric measurements (HAL, FAL, FW, HW, TW and Q angle) were made on the radiographs. For statistical analysis, the Pearson linear correlation was performed using the SPSS 10.0 software. The averages of the femoral morphometric measurements and BMI were found to be: 10.80 cm, 10.14 cm, 5.21 cm, 3.54 cm, 8.42 cm, 131.52 degree, and 28.02 kg/m2 (HAL, FAL, HW, FW, TW, Q angle and BMI), respectively. Strong positive correlations were found between BMI and TW (r= 0.230; p= 0.002), BMI and FW (r= 0.169; p= 0.023), BMI and HW (r= 0.175; p= 0.018). These results suggest that there is a relationship between the values of the proximal femoral morphometry and BMI. ER -