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We aimed to identify genetic variants associated with cortical bone thickness (CBT) and bone mineral density (BMD) by performing two separate genome-wide association study (GWAS) meta-analyses for CBT in 3 cohorts comprising 5,878 European subjects and for BMD in 5 cohorts comprising 5,672 individuals. We then assessed selected single-nucleotide(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Fractures are most common in youth and in the elderly, with differences in incidence over time and between regions. We present the fracture pattern in a population of youths <or= 19 years of age, who were seen at Umeå University Hospital, Sweden. MATERIAL AND METHODS All injuries seen at the hospital have been recorded in a database(More)
OBJECTIVE The prevalence and distribution of extra-articular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis (ExRA) and associated mortality were studied retrospectively in a cohort of RA patients admitted to University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden, during the period 1990-94. RESULTS Of 489 patients who fulfilled the 1987 ACR criteria for RA, 37 manifested onset of(More)
UNLABELLED Prevention of hip fractures is of critical public health importance. In a cohort of adults from eight European countries, evidence was found that increased adherence to Mediterranean diet, measured by a 10-unit dietary score, is associated with reduced hip fracture incidence, particularly among men. INTRODUCTION Evidence on the role of dietary(More)
BACKGROUND The number of hip fractures has doubled in the last 30-40 years in many countries. Age-adjusted incidence has been reported to be decreasing in Europe and North America, but is there a decreasing trend in all age groups? PATIENTS AND METHODS This population-based study included all hip-fracture patients over 50 years of age (a total of 2,919(More)
UNLABELLED In a study of a 12-year population-based injury register, Umeå, Sweden, we analyzed the fracture mechanisms and fracture pattern in men and women 50 years and older. Low-energy trauma was responsible for the major and costliest part of the fracture panorama, but the pattern differs between age groups. INTRODUCTION Osteoporosis-related fracture(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate differences in disease activity, disability, and medical treatment in consecutive patients with rheumatoid arthritis seen at the outpatient clinics in Malmö, in 1978 (n = 148) and 1995 (n = 164). The groups were similar with regard to age, gender, disease duration, and the proportion having had hip or knee replacement(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether breast feeding or the use of oral contraceptives (OCs) affects the future risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in a community-based prospective cohort. METHODS A community-based health survey (18 326 women) was linked to regional and national registers, and incident cases of RA were identified. All women with a diagnosis of RA(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to investigate the cost of living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and evaluate the influence of both demographics and specific disease characteristics on these costs. METHODS We used a population-based questionnaire to survey 895 patients living in the city of Malmö, Sweden, during 2002. Data were obtained on direct resource(More)
BACKGROUND Fall-related injuries in older people are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Self-reported fall events in the last year is often used to estimate fall risk in older people. However, it remains to be investigated if the fall frequency and the consequences of the falls have an impact on the risk for subsequent injurious falls in the long(More)