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  1. Body height and hip fracture : a cohort study of 90 000 women.

    Article - En anglais

    Hemenway D (Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA), Feskanich D and Colditz G A. Body height and hip fracture : A cohort study of 90 000 women.

    International Journal of Epidemiology 1995 ; 24 : 783-786.

    Background

    Hip fractures are a major public health problem.

    Recent studies have noted a connection between body height and hip fracture.

    Methods

    We investigated the relationship between body height and hip fracture using a prospective cohort of over 92 000 American, predominantly white, female nurses who were followed for 10 years, from June 1980 to June 1990.

    The women, participants in the Nurses Health Study, were aged 35-59 in 1980.

    Results

    Women 5'8 « or taller were more than twice as likely as women under 5'2 » to sustain a hip fracture, after accounting for age, body mass index, cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption (multivariate relative risk 2.40,95% confidence interval : 1.43-4.02 ; P for trend<0.0001).

    Conclusion

    Height appears to be an important independent risk factor for hip fracture among American women.

    Height should be included as a confounder in studies of hip fracture, and taller, elderly women should be advised to consider preventive measures.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Fracture, Fémur, Proximal, Col fémoral, Epidémiologie, Homme, Femelle, Taille corporelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Traumatisme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fracture, Femur, Proximal, Femoral neck, Epidemiology, Human, Female, Body size, United States, North America, America, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Trauma

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    Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 01/03/1996.