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Titolo:
BODY HEIGHT, BODY-MASS-INDEX, AND FATAL HIP-FRACTURES - 16 YEARS FOLLOW-UP OF 674,000 NORWEGIAN WOMEN AND MEN
Autore:
MEYER HE; TVERDAL A; FALCH JA;
Indirizzi:
NATL HLTH SCREENING SERV,POB 8155 DEP N-0033 OSLO NORWAY
Titolo Testata:
Epidemiology
fascicolo: 3, volume: 6, anno: 1995,
pagine: 299 - 305
SICI:
1044-3983(1995)6:3<299:BHBAFH>2.0.ZU;2-0
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
COHORT STUDY; HIP FRACTURES; MORTALITY; BODY HEIGHT; BODY MASS INDEX; GENDER;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
NO
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Citazione:
H.E. Meyer et al., "BODY HEIGHT, BODY-MASS-INDEX, AND FATAL HIP-FRACTURES - 16 YEARS FOLLOW-UP OF 674,000 NORWEGIAN WOMEN AND MEN", Epidemiology, 6(3), 1995, pp. 299-305

Abstract

We studied the relations between body height, body mass index (BMI), and fatal hip fractures prospectively in a large, representative population. During the years 1963-1975, a nationwide compulsory mass x-ray examination including standardized height and weight measurements tookplace in Norway covering all persons age 15 years and older. In the study presented here, we selected women (N = 357,807) and men (N = 316,041) age 50-89 years at screening. We matched the file to the nationaldeath register containing causes of death throughout 1991; we definedcases as persons with hip fracture mentioned on their death certificates. During an average follow-up of 16.4 years, we identified a total of 6,087 fatal hip fractures in the study population. There was a distinct inverse relation between BMI and fatal hip fracture, with an age-adjusted relative risk (RR) in the three highest us the low quartile of 0.68 [95% confidence interval (CT) = 0.63-0.72] in women and 0.57 (95% CI = 0.52-0.62) in men. The risk of fatal hip fractures increased slightly with increasing body height [RR = 1.10 (95% CI = 1.04-1.16) inwomen and RR = 1.08 (95% CI = 1.01-1.16) in men per 10-cm increase inbody height]. This study indicates that low BMI is an important risk factor for fatal hip fractures and that body height has a weak, positive association.

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