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 ...Expand abstract
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Epidemiology of osteoporotic fractures.
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