Self-reported diseases and the risk of non-vertebral fractures: the Tromsø study

  title={Self-reported diseases and the risk of non-vertebral fractures: the Troms\o study},
  author={Luai Awad Ahmed and Henrik Schirmer and Gro Karine Rosvold Berntsen and Vinjar Magne F\onneb\o and Ragnar M. Joakimsen},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
We wanted to estimate the independent fracture risk associated with chronic diseases for men and women separately, adjusting for other known risk factors. This is a population-based study of all those who attended the fourth survey (1994–1995) in the Tromsø Study ( n =27,159) who were followed until 31 December 2000 with respect to non-vertebral fractures. At baseline the age range was 25–98 years. Chronic disease cases were defined by self-report in questionnaires. All non-vertebral fractures… CONTINUE READING
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