A study of bone density in black women with hip fractures.

  • Robyn Pierce
  • Published 1982 in Journal of the National Medical Association


Fracture of the hip in black women is not a common injury. The cause of this decreased incidence is commonly stated to be the relative increase in density of the bones in black women as compared with whites. To test this hypothesis we studied the x-rays of 101 black women who had hip fractures. We found that there was a decrease in the mineral content of… (More)


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