Spine fracture prevalence in a nationally representative sample of US women and men aged 40 years: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2013-2014

 

The purpose of this study was to identify spinal fracture prevalence in men and women over the age of 40. Often, spinal fractures are overlooked or not recognized and these types of fractures are frequently of substantial medical significance. This is the first study to assess the prevalence of spine fractures in a nationally representative sample of the United States.

 

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