Journal article

Bone fragility in Asian and Caucasian men

Y Duan, E Seeman

ANNALS ACADEMY OF MEDICINE SINGAPORE | ACAD MEDICINE SINGAPORE | Published : 2002

Abstract

Hip and vertebral fractures are a public health problem in men of Asian and Caucasian origin. Inferences regarding gender and racial/ethnic differences in fracture rates must be made cautiously as problems in case ascertainment and classification of hip fractures, and problems in defining what constitutes a vertebral 'fracture' have not been solved. However, methodological issues probably do not entirely account for the heterogeneity of fracture patterns. There is likely to be a wide variation in fracture rates from country to country in Asia as reported in studies in Europe. The reasons for this heterogeneity are unknown. Caucasian men lose similar amounts of bone as Caucasian women during ..

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