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SUMMARY The prevalence of radiographically ascertained vertebral fractures in a random sample of 413 in Mexican men is 9.7% (95% CI 6.85-12.55). Increase of vertebral fracture rises with age from 2.0% in the youngest group (50-59 years) to 21.4% in the oldest group (80 years and over). INTRODUCTION This is the first population-based study of vertebral(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the impact on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of a sample of Mexicans with vertebral fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS One hundred fifteen subjects with vertebral fractures were interviewed and compared with 135 subjects similar in age without the fracture. Subjects were men and women > 50 years of age with osteoporosis(More)
Objective: The participation of Puerto Rico in the Latin American Vertebral Osteoporosis Study (LAVOS) has allowed us to study the magnitude of the problem of osteoporosis in the female population residing in San Juan. Conclusion: This is the first population-based study of osteoporotic fractures in Puerto Rico and should serve as a guide to health(More)
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