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Mortality and risk factors related to osteoporosis (completed)

In this PhD-project we want to elucidate the trends in mortality after hip fractures, the prevalence and the risk factors for osteoporosis in men, and the usefulness of the bone turnover marker P1NP in predicting osteoporosis and later hip fractures.


Study the long term mortality after hip fracture in Oslo and the epidemiology and risk factors for male osteoporosis


Crude analyses show that mortality after hip fractures has increased from 1978 to 1997. Higher age at the time of fracture may provide one explanation for this observation.  The excess mortality is further studied with standardized mortality ratios, and the results are soon to be published.


The term “osteoporosis” is used to describe both the clinical end result (fracture) and the disorder in with a diminution of bone mass which increases the risk of fracture. Oslo has the highest incidence of hip fracture reported, and the costs for the Norwegian society were in 1995 estimated to 1.5 billion NOK annually. With the aging of the population, osteoporosis is increasing as a public health problem. Hence, knowledge concerning the current trends in hip fracture epidemiology has major implications for the planning of treatment capacity.  Knowledge on risk factors for osteoporosis in men and women is valuable when developing strategies for prevention of osteoporotic fractures.


  • Mortality after hip fractures
  • Male osteoporosis
  • P1NP in elderly Norwegian men and women


South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority


  • The Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • The hormone laboratory, Oslo University Hosptial
  • Innlandet Hospital Thrust

Start - Finish

01.01.2009 – 31.12.2012

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Trine Elisabeth Finnes


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