Long-term mental distress, bone mineral density and non-vertebral fractures. The Tromsø Study

  title={Long-term mental distress, bone mineral density and non-vertebral fractures. The Troms\o Study},
  author={A. Johanne S\ogaard and Ragnar M. Joakimsen and Aage Tverdal and Vinjar Magne F\onneb\o and Jeanette H. Magnus and Gro Karine Rosvold Berntsen},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
The purpose of this study was to examine, prospectively, the risk of non-vertebral fractures and low bone mineral density in a population-based cohort with respect to indicators of subjective mental distress. In 1979–1980 all males born 1925–1959 and all females born 1930–1959 living in Tromsø were invited (21,441; response rate, 78%). The same individuals were invited to the subsequent studies in 1986–1987 and 1994–1995 (74% attended the first two, and 71% attended all three surveys). Non… CONTINUE READING


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