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Hip fracture incidence in relation to age, menopausal status, and age at menopause: prospective analysis

Banks, Emily; Reeves, Gillian K.; Beral, Valerie; Balkwill, Angela; Liu, Bette; Roddam, Andrew


BACKGROUND Bone mineral density is known to decrease rapidly after the menopause. There is limited evidence about the separate contributions of a woman's age, menopausal status and age at menopause to the incidence of hip fracture. METHODS AND FINDINGS Over one million middle-aged women joined the UK Million Women Study in 1996-2001 providing information on their menopausal status, age at menopause, and other factors, which was updated, where possible, 3 y later. All women were registered with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009-11-10
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Medicine
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000181


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