Risk factors for hip fracture in US men aged 40 through 75 years

Am J Public Health. 1994 Nov;84(11):1843-5. doi: 10.2105/ajph.84.11.1843.


Relatively few studies have examined risk factors for hip fracture among men. This study analyzes data from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, a prospective study of approximately 50,000 men who were between the ages of 40 and 75 years in 1986. Body mass index, smoking status, and alcohol consumption were not associated with hip fracture in this population. However, age and height were related to hip fracture. Men who were 65 and older had a significantly higher risk of sustaining a hip fracture than younger adults. Men 6 feet or taller were more than twice as likely to sustain a hip fracture as those under 5 feet, 9 inches.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Alcohol Drinking / adverse effects
  • Body Height
  • Body Mass Index
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Health Occupations
  • Hip Fractures / epidemiology*
  • Hip Fractures / etiology
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Population Surveillance*
  • Prospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Sex Factors
  • Smoking / adverse effects
  • United States / epidemiology