Risk Factors for Cervical and Trochanteric Hip Fractures in Elderly Women: A Population-Based 10-Year Follow-Up Study

@article{Jokinen2010RiskFF,
  title={Risk Factors for Cervical and Trochanteric Hip Fractures in Elderly Women: A Population-Based 10-Year Follow-Up Study},
  author={Heikki Jokinen and Pasi Pulkkinen and Juha Tapani Korpelainen and Jorma Heikkinen and Sirkka Kein{\"a}nen-Kiukaanniemi and Timo J{\"a}ms{\"a} and Raija Korpelainen},
  journal={Calcified Tissue International},
  year={2010},
  volume={87},
  pages={44-51}
}
We evaluated the contribution of lifestyle-related factors, calcaneal ultrasound, and radial bone mineral density (BMD) to cervical and trochanteric hip fractures in elderly women in a 10-year population-based cohort study. The study population consisted of 1,681 women (age range 70–73 years). Seventy-two percent (n = 1,222) of them participated in the baseline measurements. Calcaneal ultrasound was assessed with a quantitative ultrasound device. BMD measurements were performed at the distal… CONTINUE READING
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