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The epidemiology of osteoporotic fractures

Abstract:

Osteoporosis is a major public health issue affecting a large proportion of the population aged over fifty years. It leads to a huge burden through the increased morbidity and mortality associated with fragility fractures. Although the age-specific incidence of fractures has been increasing over the last 40 years in the West, this now seems to be plateauing. However, with the predicted increase in the world population, particularly the over 65's, over the next 40 years, the future burden of f...

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Journal:
CPD Bulletin Clinical Biochemistry
Volume:
5
Issue:
2
Pages:
35-40
Publication date:
2003
ISSN:
1367-8930
URN:
uuid:66b1cc99-fe8d-4e7f-819c-a2966de0c126
Source identifiers:
127105
Local pid:
pubs:127105
Language:
English

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