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J Pediatr. 2005 Feb;146(2):286-8.

First fracture is associated with increased risk of new fractures during growth.

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  • 1Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. ailsa.goulding@stonebow.otago.ac.nz <ailsa.goulding@stonebow.otago.ac.nz>


Prior fracture was associated with increased risk of new fracture in 601 members of a cohort studied between birth and l8 years. Hazard ratios for new fracture in data adjusted for age and sex were l.90 (95%CI l.51-2.39) after first fracture and 3.04 (95% CI 2.23-4.15) after second fracture.

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