Comparison of fracture rates between indigenous and non-indigenous populations: a systematic review protocol
Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, Shae E Quirk, William D Leslie, Maree Toombs, Kara L Holloway, Sarah M Hosking, Julie A Pasco, Brianna J Doolan, Richard S Page, Lana J Williams
BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016
INTRODUCTION: Over recent years, there has been concerted effort to 'close the gap' in the disproportionately reduced life expectancy and increased morbidity experienced by indigenous compared to non-indigenous persons. Specific to musculoskeletal health, some data suggest that indigenous peoples have a higher risk of sustaining a fracture compared to non-indigenous peoples. This creates an imperative to identify factors that could explain differences in fracture rates. This protocol presents our aim to conduct a systematic review, first, to determine whether differences in fracture rates exist for indigenous versus non-indigenous persons and, second, to identify any risk factors that might ..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC (of Australia)) Career Development Fellowship
Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship
SLB-O is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC (of Australia)) Career Development Fellowship (1107510). SEQ is supported by a Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, Deakin University. KLH is supported by an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Deakin University. LJW is supported by a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (1064272).