The variable incidence of hip fracture in Southern Europe: The MEDOS study

@article{Elffors1994TheVI,
  title={The variable incidence of hip fracture in Southern Europe: The MEDOS study},
  author={I. Elffors and Erik Allander and Professor John A. Kanis and Bo Gullberg and Olof Johnell and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Dequeker and Guzin Dilsen and Cesare Gennari and Antonio Lopes Vaz and George G Lyritis and Gian Franco Mazzuoli and Livia Miravet and Mario Passeri and Rosa Perez Cano and A. Romero Rapado and Claude A. Ribot},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={1994},
  volume={4},
  pages={253-263}
}
We assessed the incidence of hip fracture and ecological correlates in residents of 14 communities in six countries of Southern Europe. Hip fracture cases were recorded prospectively in defined catchment areas over a 1-year interval. A retrospective questionnaire was used to assess ecological differences between communities. During a 1-year period of observation a total of 3629 men and women over the age of 50 years were identified with hip fracture from a catchment of 3 million. In all… CONTINUE READING
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