Preventing fractures in large rural centres: sociodemographic sub-groups at risk of osteoporosis from their lifestyle.

Abstract

Middle-aged people living in non-metropolitan Victoria have higher hospitalisation rates from osteoporotic fractures than those in metropolitan areas. This may reflect a higher prevalence of lifestyle risk factors for osteoporosis. One-fifth of Victoria's non-metropolitan population live in 'large rural centres'. The aim of the present study was to identify… (More)

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