Lifetime risks of hip, Colles', or vertebral fracture and coronary heart disease among white postmenopausal women.

@article{Cummings1989LifetimeRO,
  title={Lifetime risks of hip, Colles', or vertebral fracture and coronary heart disease among white postmenopausal women.},
  author={Steve Cummings and Dennis M. Black and Susan M. Rubin},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={149 11},
  pages={2445-8}
}
Lifetime risk is a useful way to estimate and compare the risk of various conditions. Hip fractures, Colles' fractures, and coronary heart disease, and breast and endometrial cancers are important conditions in postmenopausal women that might be influenced by the use of hormone replacement therapy. We used population-based data to estimate a woman's lifetime risk of suffering a hip, Colles', or vertebral fracture and her risk of dying of coronary heart disease. A 50-year-old white woman has a… CONTINUE READING

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