Vitamin D and femoral neck fractures in elderly South Australian women.

  title={Vitamin D and femoral neck fractures in elderly South Australian women.},
  author={Howard A. Morris and G. W. Morrison and M O Burr and D. W. Thomas and Borje E. Christopher Nordin},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={140 9},
The vitamin D status of women with femoral neck fractures and of male and female nursing-home residents in South Australia was assessed and compared with that of ambulant normal elderly women and young male and female controls. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) was assayed with a competitive protein-binding method including a chromatography step. The mean serum 25OHD levels in the patients with femoral neck fractures (39.2 [SE 2.6] nmol/L) and in the nursing-home residents (28.9 [SE 1.3] nmol/L… CONTINUE READING

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