Risk factors for fracture in a UK population: a prospective cohort study.

@article{Porthouse2004RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for fracture in a UK population: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Jill Porthouse and Yvonne F. Birks and David J Torgerson and Sarah E Cockayne and Suezann Puffer and Ian Watt},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  year={2004},
  volume={97 9},
  pages={569-74}
}
BACKGROUND Common clinical risk factors for fracture in older women have been identified. To date, most of these risk factors have not been confirmed in a UK population. AIM To confirm the important risk factors for fracture in older women. DESIGN Comprehensive cohort study (CCS) with a nested randomized controlled trial. METHODS The CCS included 4292 women aged >70 years. We assessed potential risk factors for fracture, and followed-up participants for 24 months for incidence of non… CONTINUE READING

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