Study: Black women receive less osteoporosis care

06/1/2005 | Reuters Health

Older black women with arthritis who are at a high risk for bone fractures receive less care for osteoporosis than white women, according to a new study. Researchers looking at 988 black and white women with arthritis in six Alabama counties found that among women who had previously suffered a fracture, blacks were less than half as likely to have received a prescription for osteoporosis medicine or an X-ray to measure bone density.

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