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2007 Algorithm May Help Predict 5-Year Risk for Hip Fracture in Women Medscape CME (Visit this link)

December 3, 2007 — An algorithm composed of 11 readily available clinical variables offers a simple means to stratify the 5-year risk of hip fracture in postmenopausal women, according to the results of a study published in the November 28 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
There were 11 factors associated with the increased risk for hip fracture within 5 years: age, self-reported health, weight, height, race or ethnicity, self-reported physical activity, history of fracture after age 54 years, parental hip fracture, current smoking, current use of corticosteroids, and treated diabetes.

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