Table 9Study details and clinical summary of findings: history of falls fall in past 6 months

van Staa 200574N = 191,752 men and women aged ≥ 40 years, UKOsteoporotic2.57 (2.30 to 2.86)‡ h‡RR (95% CI)
h) age and gender adjusted.
Follow-up mean 2.5 years per person.
Femur/hip2.52 (2.12 to 3.00)‡ h
Vertebral2.24 (1.71 to 2.92)‡ h
Dargent-Molina 200214N = 6933 women ≥ 75 years, FranceHip1.4 (0.9 to 2.0)‡ j‡RR (95% CI)
j) adjusted for age, tandem walk (able after several trials, unable, not performed), gait speed, visual acuity.
Follow-up mean (SD) 3.7 (0.8) years.
Lee 200242N = 6901 women aged ≥ 75 years, FranceHumeral3.0 (1.5 to 6.1)‡ k‡RR (95% CI)
k) adjusted for femoral neck BMD, calcaneal speed of sound (SOS), maternal history of hip fracture, number of physical activities, closed-eye static balance score, ankle or foot pain.
Follow up mean (SD) 3.6 (0.8) years.

From: 3, Who needs formal risk assessment?

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