Defining ethnic and racial differences in osteoporosis and fragility fractures.

@article{Cauley2011DefiningEA,
  title={Defining ethnic and racial differences in osteoporosis and fragility fractures.},
  author={Jane A. Cauley},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2011},
  volume={469 7},
  pages={1891-9}
}
BACKGROUND Osteoporotic fractures are a major public health issue. The literature suggests there are variations in occurrence of fractures by ethnicity and race. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES My purpose is to review current literature related to the influence of ethnicity and race on the (1) epidemiology of fracture; (2) prevalence of osteoporosis by bone mineral density; (3) consequences of osteoporotic hip fracture; (4) differences in risk fracture for fracture; and (5) disparities in screening… CONTINUE READING