Prediction of perimenopausal fractures by bone mineral density and other risk factors.

@article{Torgerson1996PredictionOP,
  title={Prediction of perimenopausal fractures by bone mineral density and other risk factors.},
  author={David J Torgerson and Marion K. Campbell and R. E. Thomas and David M. Reid},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  year={1996},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={293-7}
}
In a prospective population-based cohort study, we assessed whether bone mineral density (BMD) measurements of perimenopausal women and other risk factors for osteoporosis are predictive of subsequent fracture. Women aged 47-51 years chosen randomly from a population register who underwent a bone density measurement 2 years previously were followed up by questionnaire to assess the 2-year incidence of any self-reported fractures. We found that 44 women, out of 1857 who completed the… CONTINUE READING