Children who experience their first fracture at a young age have high rates of fracture

  title={Children who experience their first fracture at a young age have high rates of fracture},
  author={F-J. Yeh and Andrea Grant and Sheila M. Williams and Ailsa Goulding},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
Rate of fracture was examined according to age at first fracture in 313 New Zealand children (145 girls, 168 boys) under l3 years of age (95.4% of a consecutive series of children treated at one hospital for a recent confirmed fracture at any site). In their lifetimes they had experienced 468 separate fracture events, over half (54.7%) occurring in the 32.3% of children breaking bones on more than one occasion. Children experiencing a first fracture before 4 years of age had 36.7 (95%CI 30.7–44… CONTINUE READING

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