Bone health is a field that has become very important in recent years, especially in diseases related to bones, since they are becoming more common among humans. Osteoporosis currently causes an estimated 8.9 million fractures annually. Bone mineral density (BMD) and bone mineral content (BMC) are indicators that can diagnose the problem of bone health. The objective of this study is to classify BMD in children and adolescents using automatic learning techniques. A descriptive cross-sectional study was developed. We studied 660 schoolchildren from two educational centers with an age range of 6 to 18 years from the province of Arequipa (Peru). Anthropometric variables were evaluated. The BMD and CMO were determined. The Body Mass Index (BMI) was calculated, and a comparative study was made of 9 machine learning algorithms related to the subject. These include decision trees, bayesian networks, decision and regression tables. Random Forest's classification algorithm is 94.87%. This algorithm allowed to implement a software. This tool allows to calculate the bone health of schoolchildren between 6 to 18 years. The algorithm obtained can be implemented from a prediction software that allows the classification and prevention of the deterioration of the bone health of children and adolescents.
|Translated title of the contribution||Classification of bone mineral density using automatic learning techniques in children and adolescents according to age and sex|
|Title of host publication||17th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education, and Technology|
|Subtitle of host publication||"Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities and Communities", LACCEI 2019|
|Publisher||Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions|
|State||Published - 2019|
|Event||17th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education, and Technology, LACCEI 2019 - Montego Bay, Jamaica|
Duration: 24 Jul 2019 → 26 Jul 2019
|Name||Proceedings of the LACCEI international Multi-conference for Engineering, Education and Technology|
|Conference||17th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education, and Technology, LACCEI 2019|
|Period||24/07/19 → 26/07/19|
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