Risk factors for wrist fracture: effect of age, cigarettes, alcohol, body height, relative weight, and handedness on the risk for distal forearm fractures in men.

@article{Hemenway1994RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for wrist fracture: effect of age, cigarettes, alcohol, body height, relative weight, and handedness on the risk for distal forearm fractures in men.},
  author={David Hemenway and Deborah R Azrael and Eric B. Rimm and D Feskanich and Walter C Willett},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={140 4},
  pages={361-7}
}
Fractures of the distal forearm (wrist) are among the most common of all fractures. While evidence exists concerning risk factors for wrist fracture among women, little is known about risk factors among men. This study examines the relation of lifestyle characteristics (cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, relative weight) as well as body height and handedness to the risk for fracture in a male population that has been followed up for 6 years. The 51,529 men, who were between the ages of 40… CONTINUE READING
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