Journal article

Fractures in indigenous compared to non-indigenous populations: A systematic review of rates and aetiology.

Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, Sara Vogrin, William D Leslie, Rita Kinsella, Maree Toombs, Gustavo Duque, Sarah M Hosking, Kara L Holloway, Brianna J Doolan, Lana J Williams, Richard S Page, Julie A Pasco, Shae E Quirk

Bone Rep | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Compared to non-indigenous populations, indigenous populations experience disproportionately greater morbidity, and a reduced life expectancy; however, conflicting data exist regarding whether a higher risk of fracture is experienced by either population. We systematically evaluate evidence for whether differences in fracture rates at any skeletal site exist between indigenous and non-indigenous populations of any age, and to identify potential risk factors that might explain these differences. METHODS: On 31 August 2016 we conducted a comprehensive computer-aided search of peer-reviewed literature without date limits. We searched PubMed, OVID, MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, and refere..

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