Osteoporosis, vertebral fractures and mortality in a Japanese rural community.


OBJECTIVES The present study aims to determine the relationship between osteoporosis (OP), vertebral fracture (VF) and mortality. METHODS We followed up 1024 residents of Miyagawa village every 2 years for a mean of 8.4 years between 1997 and 2009. The residents were assessed every 2 years. We defined OP as T scores for bone mineral density that were < 2… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/14397595.2013.866921


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