The impact of body mass index on later total hip arthroplasty for primary osteoarthritis: a cohort study in 1.2 million persons.

@article{Flugsrud2006TheIO,
  title={The impact of body mass index on later total hip arthroplasty for primary osteoarthritis: a cohort study in 1.2 million persons.},
  author={Gunnar Birkeland Flugsrud and Lars Nordsletten and Birgitte Espehaug and Leif Ivar Havelin and Anders Engeland and Haakon Eduard Meyer},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2006},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={802-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of body mass index (BMI), height, and age on the risk of later total hip arthroplasty for primary osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS We matched screening data on body height and weight from 1,152,006 persons ages 18-67 years who attended a compulsory screening for tuberculosis in 1963-1975 with data from the Norwegian… CONTINUE READING