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Epidemiology of osteoporotic fractures.

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Osteoporosis constitutes a major public health problem through its association with age-related fractures. These fractures typically occur at the hip, spine and distal forearm. It has been estimated that the lifetime risk of a hip fracture in white women is 17.5%, with a comparable risk in men of 6%. Hip fractures lead to an overall reduction in survival of about 15% (relative or observed/expected survival at 5 years of 0.83), and the majority of excess deaths occur within the first 6 months ...

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10.1159/000053299

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
Hormone research
Volume:
54 Suppl 1
Issue:
SUPPL. 1
Pages:
58-63
Publication date:
2000-01-01
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EISSN:
1423-0046
ISSN:
0301-0163
URN:
uuid:b701c6e3-55a5-46ca-94cd-f2ef1383ced4
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126324
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pubs:126324

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