Risk factors for fractures in the elderly.

@article{JacqminGadda1998RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for fractures in the elderly.},
  author={H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Jacqmin-Gadda and Annie Fourrier and Daniel Commenges and Jean Francoise Dartigues},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={
          417-23
        }
}
We report the results of a 5-year prospective cohort study of risk factors for fractures, including drinking fluoridated water, in a cohort of 3,216 men and women aged 65 years and older. We studied risk factors for hip fracture and fractures at other locations separately. We found a higher risk of hip fractures for subjects exposed to fluorine concentrations over 0.11 mg per liter but without a dose-effect relation (odds ratio (OR) = 3.25 for a concentration of 0.11-0.25 mg per liter; OR = 2… CONTINUE READING
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