This study provides evidence for the validity of all the selected tools as useful algorithms to select PMW for DEXA. On the basis of our results and considering the importance of simplicity in the applicability of an algorithm we would suggest the following strategy in Portuguese PMW: 1) Aged > or = 65Y: perform DEXA irrespective of other risk factors. 2) Aged < 65Y: perform DEXA if body weight < 70Kg.
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