Is radiographic vertebral fracture a risk factor for mortality?

  title={Is radiographic vertebral fracture a risk factor for mortality?},
  author={Daniel W. Trone and Donna Kritz-Silverstein and Denise G von M{\"u}hlen and Deborah L. Wingard and Elizabeth Barrett-Connor},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={166 10},
Clinical fractures predict increased mortality risk, but few studies report mortality based on prevalent radiographically defined vertebral fracture. This study examined whether radiographically defined vertebral fracture is a risk factor for mortality in older adults. The 1,580 participants in California (631 men, 949 women) were aged > or =50 years in 1992-1996. Lateral spine radiographs, and information about medical history and behaviors, were obtained. Overall, 55 (8.7%) men and 123 (13… CONTINUE READING
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