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Body Measurements, Bone Mass, and Fractures: Does the East Differ from the West?

Ho, Suzanne C. MSc, MPH, PhD

Section Editor(s): Leung, P. C. DSc, MBBS, MS; Cheng, J. Y. C. MBBS

Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research: February 1996 - Volume 323 - Issue - pp 75-80
How the East Meets the West: Unique Orthopaedic Problems in Asia-Pacific Region

There are population differences in hip fractures between the East and West. The hip fracture incidence in Asians is approximately 40% to 50% of that in whites in the United States. There also are differences in body measurements and bone mass between the population groups. This article discusses the role of body measurements in relation to bone mass and bone loss at different stages of life and the interrelationship of these variables with fracture risks.

Guest Editors

From the Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Reprint requests to Suzanne C. Ho, MSc, MPH, PhD, Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4th Floor, Lek Yuen Health Centre, Shatin, Hong Kong.

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