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Women who experience a vertebral fracture are 2 to 3 times more likely to die of pulmonary causes than women without a fracture.

Kado, Deborah H., Warren S. Browner, Lisa Palermo, Michael C. Nevitt, Harry K. Genant, and Steven R. Cummings; for the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures Research Group. Vertebral Fractures and Mortality in Older Women: A prospective study. Arch Intern Med. 1999; 159(11): 1215-20. http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/159/11/1215

Reference

Title
Vertebral Fractures and Mortality in Older Women: A prospective study
Publication
Arch Intern Med
Publication Date
1999
Authors
Kado, Deborah H., Warren S. Browner, Lisa Palermo, Michael C. Nevitt, Harry K. Genant, and Steven R. Cummings; for the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures Research Group
Volume & Issue
Volume 159, Issue 11
Pages
1215-20
URL
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