Journal article icon

Journal article

Relationship of height, weight and body mass index to the risk of hip and knee replacements in middle-aged women.

Abstract:

OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of height, weight and body mass index (BMI) on the risk of hip and knee replacement in middle-aged women. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study 490 532 women aged 50-69 yrs who were recruited in the UK in 1996-2001 were followed over 2.9 yrs for incident primary hip and knee replacements. RESULTS: Height, weight and BMI were all associated with the risk of hip and knee replacement. Comparing the tallest group (>or=170 cm) with the shortest (<155 cm) th...

Expand abstract
Publication status:
Published

Actions


Access Document


Publisher copy:
10.1093/rheumatology/kel434

Authors


Balkwill, A More by this author
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Expand authors...
Journal:
Rheumatology (Oxford, England)
Volume:
46
Issue:
5
Pages:
861-867
Publication date:
2007-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1462-0332
ISSN:
1462-0324
URN:
uuid:44aefc22-8674-4357-9808-7f419a2cc1c5
Source identifiers:
33748
Local pid:
pubs:33748

Terms of use


Metrics



If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP