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The impact of common co-morbidities (as measured using the Charlson index) on hip fracture risk in elderly men: A population-based cohort study

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We used a large population-based health care database to determine the impact of common co-morbidities on hip fracture risk amongst elderly men. We demonstrated that diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, renal failure, HIV infection, dementia, and cerebrovascular disease are independent predictors of hip fracture, as is a Charlson score of ≥3. Introduction: Risk factors for hip fractures in men are still unclear. We aimed to identify common co-morbidities (amongst those in the Char...

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10.1007/s00198-014-2682-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Publisher:
Springer-Verlag London Ltd
Journal:
Osteoporosis International
Volume:
25
Issue:
6
Pages:
1751-1758
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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EISSN:
1433-2965
ISSN:
0937-941X
URN:
uuid:a2127586-d922-461a-be42-c089ec5a2621
Source identifiers:
470358
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pubs:470358
Language:
English
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