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

Abstract

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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