Reduced Incidence of Hip Fracture in the Old Order Amish

CitationJournal of Bone and Mineral Research, 19:308--313, 2004
AuthorsEA Streeten
DJ McBride
AL Lodge
TI Pollin
DG Stinchcomb
Rakesh Agarwala
AA Sch"affer
AR Shuldiner
JR Shapiro
BD Mitchell


The incidence of hip fracture was estimated in a community of Old Order Amish and compared with available data from non-Amish whites. Hip fracture rates were 40% lower in the Amish, and the Amish also experienced higher BMD.

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