A retrospective audit of the cardio-metabolic profile and bone mineral density in postmenopausal women attending the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital menopause clinic from 01 July 2009 to 31 December 2010

Jayeshnee Moodley, JS Bagratee

Abstract


Our aim is to determine the cardio-metabolic risk profile and incidence of low bone mineral density in African and Indian postmenopausal women attending Inkosi Albert Luthuli menopause clinic from itís inception on 01 July 2009 to 31 December 2010 (over an 18 month period). Any Indian or African patient above the age of 40 with confirmed menopause will be included in this study, with a sample size of at least 50 participants in each the African and Indian population groups (as calculated by the statistician). Their data will be captured from the medicom database at IALCH onto structured questionnaire forms, thereby negating any patient contact. We will further attempt to determine whether there are differences in the cardio-metabolic profile and bone mineral density between African and Indian postmenopausal women as well as to determine whether there is a correlation between cardio-metabolic parameters and low bone mineral density.