Hip fracture and the MEDOS study. Meeting. Lisbon (PRT), 1992/11/18.
Hip fractures lead to excess deaths and substantial disability.
Most are related both to falls and to osteoporosis, which affects one in four post-menopausal white women, but a lesser number of men or women of other races.
Consequently, about half of the 1.66 million hip fractures worldwide in 1990 occurred in Europe and North America.
Even within these regions, however, there is substantoal variation in hip fracture incidence rates, which suggests the existence of important environmental factors that could be manipulated to reduce hip fracture occurrence.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fracture, Fémur, Hanche, Ostéoporose, Epidémiologie, Europe, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Traumatisme, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Ostéopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fracture, Femur, Hip, Osteoporosis, Epidemiology, Europe, North America, America, Human, Trauma, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Bone disease
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