Body measurements, bone mass, and fractures. Does the East differ from the West?

TitleBody measurements, bone mass, and fractures. Does the East differ from the West?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsHo SC
JournalClinical orthopaedics and related research
Issue323
Pagination75-80
Date Published1996 Feb
ISSN0009-921X
KeywordsAccidental Falls, Aged, Anthropometry, Asian Continental Ancestry Group, Bone Density, Cross-Cultural Comparison, European Continental Ancestry Group, Female, Hip Fractures, Hong Kong, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal, Risk Factors
Abstract

There are population differences in hip fractures between the East and West. The hip fracture incidence in Asians is approximately 40% to 50% of that in whites in the United States. There also are differences in body measurements and bone mass between the population groups. This article discusses the role of body measurements in relation to bone mass and bone loss at different stages of life and interrelationship of these variables with fracture risks.

Alternate JournalClin. Orthop. Relat. Res.
PubMed ID8625609
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