Effect of seasonality and weather on fracture risk in individuals 65 years and older

@article{BischoffFerrari2007EffectOS,
  title={Effect of seasonality and weather on fracture risk in individuals 65 years and older},
  author={Heike Annette Bischoff-Ferrari and John E. Orav and Jane A. Barrett and John A. Baron},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2007},
  volume={18},
  pages={1225-1233}
}
In this large population-based study, fracture rates for hips, distal forearms, proximal humeri, and ankles were higher in winter than in other seasons, although the winter peak was small for hip fractures (p < 0.05 at all sites). Younger age between 65 and 80, living in warmer states and male gender were associated with increased winter morbidity due to fractures. The objective was to investigate seasonal variation in the incidence of four common fractures, and explore the association of… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 28 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 46 references

Epidemic of fractures during period of snow and ice.

British medical journal • 1981
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

progress has been made, but problems remain

ES Fisher, FS Whaley, data Krushat WM et al The accuracy of Medicare’s hospit claims
Am J Public Health 82 (2):243–248 Osteoporos Int • 2007
View 1 Excerpt

Effects of vitamin D and calcium supplementation on falls: a randomized controlled trial.

Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research • 2003
View 1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…