Case-control study of risk factors for hip fractures in the elderly.
The objective of this population-based case-control study was to identify risk factors for hip fracture among elderly women and men, particularly factors during young and middle adult life.
The study base comprised people aged 65 years and over living in a defined region in Sydney, Australia, during 1990-1991.
Cases were recruited from 12 hospitals, and controls were selected using an area probability sampling method, with additional sampling from nursing homes.
There were 416 subjects (209 cases and 207 controls); proxy respondents were needed for 27 percent of the subjects.
Smoking, underweight in old age, overweight at age 20 years, and weight loss were associated with an increased risk of hip fracture.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fracture, Hanche, Membre inférieur, Vieillard, Homme, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Sexe, Australie, Océanie, Traumatisme, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fracture, Hip, Lower limb, Elderly, Human, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Sex, Australia, Oceania, Trauma, Diseases of the osteoarticular system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0459502
Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 199406.