Risk of postmenopausal hip fracture in Mexican American women

Richard L Bauer, A. K. Diehl, S. A. Barton, J. Brender, R. A. Deyo

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To assess the risk of hip fracture in Mexican Americans, the ethnicity of 80 women aged 50 years and over admitted with hip fractures to a Texas hospital was compared with that of age-matched women hospitalized for other reasons. The risk of fracture for Mexican Americans was only 35 per cent that of Whites (95% CI = 19 per cent, 65 per cent). This finding was confirmed in a chart survey performed in a second hospital population. These results suggest that Mexican American women may receive less potential benefit from preventive measures for hip fracture than Whites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1020-1021
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1986

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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