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Osteoarthritis and risk of falls, rates of bone loss, and osteoporotic fractures. Study of Osteoporotic Fractures Research Group.

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OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between osteoarthritis (OA), as defined by radiographic evidence and self report, and osteoporotic fractures, falls, and bone loss in a cohort of elderly white women. METHODS: A cohort of 5,552 elderly women from the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures was followed up prospectively for a mean of 7.4 years. Self-reported, physician-diagnosed OA was recorded at interview, and radiologic OA of the hip and hand were defined from pelvis and hand radiographs obtain...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Nevitt, MC More by this author
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Journal:
Arthritis and rheumatism
Volume:
42
Issue:
7
Pages:
1378-1385
Publication date:
1999-07-05
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EISSN:
1529-0131
ISSN:
0004-3591
URN:
uuid:9e3bbd9f-43e8-449c-b273-0489cf6f9566
Source identifiers:
127102
Local pid:
pubs:127102

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