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Reproductive history, hormonal factors and the incidence of hip and knee replacement for osteooarthritis in middle-aged women

Liu, Bette; Balkwill, Angela; Cooper, C; Roddam, Andrew W; Brown, Anna; Beral, Valerie; Banks, Emily


Objectives: To examine the effect of reproductive history and use of hormonal therapies on the risk of hip and knee joint replacement for osteoarthritis. Methods: A prospective study of 1.3 million women aged on average 56 years at recruitment and followed-up through linkage to routinely collected hospital admission records was conducted. The adjusted relative risk (RR) of hip and knee replacement for osteoarthritis was examined in relation to parity, age at menarche, menopausal status, age at...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
DOI: 10.1136/ard.2008.095653


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