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

  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},
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

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