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Vertebral fractures predict subsequent fractures.

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This population-based study documents an increase in most types of fractures following the occurrence of a clinically recognized vertebral fracture among 820 Rochester, Minnesota, residents. During 4349 person-years of follow-up, 896 new fractures were observed. Relative to incidence rates in the community, there was a 2.8-fold increase in the risk of any fracture, which was greater in men (standardized incidence ratio (SIR), 4.2; 95% CI, 3.2-5.3) than women (SIR, 2.7; 95% CI, 2.4-3.0). The e...

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10.1007/s001980050218

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA
Volume:
10
Issue:
3
Pages:
214-221
Publication date:
1999-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1433-2965
ISSN:
0937-941X
URN:
uuid:59fe4877-042f-4901-9391-127aa8f4fad8
Source identifiers:
126448
Local pid:
pubs:126448

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