The incidence of cervical and intertrochanteilc proximal femur fractures at various levels of cervical and intertrochanteric bone mineral density, respectively, was estimated by using population-based data from ongoing studies of osteoporosis and fractures among women residing in Rochester, Minnesota. Hip fractures were uncommon among women with femoral bone density ≥1.O g/cm2 but their frequency increased as bone density declined below that point at both ternoral sites. The incidence of cervical femur fractures was estimated at 8.3 per 1,000 person-years among women with cervical bone density <0.6 g/cm2 while the estimated incidence of intertrochanterlc femur fractures reached 16.6 per 1,000 person-years among those with intertrochanteric bone density <0.6 g/cm2 This new approach to the assessment of fracture risk from bone mineral density measurements indicates that osteoporosis is an important underlying cause of hip fractures.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||American journal of epidemiology|
|State||Published - Aug 1986|
- Hip fractures
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