Relation between fractures and mortality: results from the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study.

@article{Ioannidis2009RelationBF,
  title={Relation between fractures and mortality: results from the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study.},
  author={George Ioannidis and Alexandra Papaioannou and Wilma M. Hopman and Noori Akhtar-Danesh and Tassos P. Anastassiades and Laura E Pickard and Courtney C. Kennedy and Jerilynn C Prior and Wojciech P. Olszynski and Kenneth Shawn Davison and David Goltzman and Lehana Thabane and Amiran Gafni and Emmanuel A. Papadimitropoulos and Jacques P Brown and Robert G. Josse and David Arthur Hanley and Jonathan D Adachi},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2009},
  volume={181 5},
  pages={265-71}
}
BACKGROUND Fractures have largely been assessed by their impact on quality of life or health care costs. We conducted this study to evaluate the relation between fractures and mortality. METHODS A total of 7753 randomly selected people (2187 men and 5566 women) aged 50 years and older from across Canada participated in a 5-year observational cohort study. Incident fractures were identified on the basis of validated self-report and were classified by type (vertebral, pelvic, forearm or wrist… CONTINUE READING
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