Fractures of the distal forearm (wrist) are among the most common of all fractures.
While evidence exists concerning risk factors for wrist fracture among women, little is known about risk factors among men.
This study examines the relation of lifestyle characteristics (cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, relative weight) as well as body height and handedness to the risk for fracture in a male population that has been followed up for 6 years.
The 51,529 men, who were between the ages of 40 and 75 years in 1986, were participants in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, a national prospective cohort study.
In 271,552 person-years of follow-up, 271 respondents reported a wrist fracture.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fracture, Poignet, Membre supérieur, Epidémiologie, Etude longitudinale, Age, Mode de vie, Biométrie corporelle, Préférence manuelle, Homme, Mâle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Traumatisme, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fracture, Wrist, Upper limb, Epidemiology, Follow up study, Age, Life habit, Corporal biometry, Handedness, Human, Male, United States, North America, America, Trauma, Diseases of the osteoarticular system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0657371
Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 09/06/1995.