Low bone mineral density, grip strength and skinfold thickness are important risk factors for hip fracture in Hong Kong Chinese

@article{Lau1993LowBM,
  title={Low bone mineral density, grip strength and skinfold thickness are important risk factors for hip fracture in Hong Kong Chinese},
  author={Dr E. M. C. Lau and Jean Woo and Ping-chung Leung and R. Swaminthan},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={1993},
  volume={3},
  pages={66-70}
}
The purpose of the study was to compare the bone mineral density (BMD) at the hip and spine, the grip strength and the skinfold thickness in Chinese hip fracture patients and controls, and to document the relative risk of hip fracture associated with different levels of these risk factors. The study was conducted on 163 elderly patients with hip fracture (32 men and 131 women) and 317 controls (104 men and 213 women). BMD at the hip and spine was measured by dual-energy X-ray densitometry… CONTINUE READING
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