[Medication as a risk factor for falls resulting in severe fractures in the elderly].

@article{Ed2002MedicationAA,
  title={[Medication as a risk factor for falls resulting in severe fractures in the elderly].},
  author={Evandro da Silva Freire Coutinho Ed and Sidney Dutra da Silva},
  journal={Cadernos de saude publica},
  year={2002},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={1359-66}
}
Falls leading to fractures among the elderly are a major public problem. A case-control study was conducted on the use of certain drugs as a risk factor for hospitalization due to fractures after falls among individuals aged 60 years or over in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. One hundred sixty-nine cases and 315 in-patient controls were matched by age, sex, and hospital. Odds ratios (OR) adjusted for potential confounders were calculated using conditional logistic regression. Increased risk… CONTINUE READING