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01.12.2019 | Original Article | Ausgabe 1/2019

Archives of Osteoporosis 1/2019

Unhealthy lifestyles are associated with the increased risk of low-energy fracture in Chinese men ≥ 50 years, a population-based survey

Archives of Osteoporosis > Ausgabe 1/2019
Guobin Liu, Yansen Li, Yanbin Zhu, Wei Chen, Xin Xing, Jiashen Shao, Song Liu, Hongzhi Lv, Chenni Ji, Xiaolin Zhang, Yingze Zhang
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Guobin Liu, Yansen Li, Yanbin Zhu and Wei Chen contributed equally to this work.
This study is registered with the Chinese Clinical Trial Registry, number ChiCTR-EPR-15005878.

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This study aims to investigate the incidence of low-energy fractures in men aged 50 years and older in China and to explore associated risk factors.


All the relevant data were available from the China National Fracture Survey (CNFS), which was a cross-sectional survey carried out in eight Chinese provinces (municipalities) between January and May 2015.


Through 2014, 76,687 men above 50 years participated in this study and 223 participants had low-energy fractures, indicating the incidence rate 290.8 (95%CI, 252.7–328.9)/100,000 men. Over 80% of the fractures occurred at home and on the common road. The fracture incidence rate presented a significant rising trend with advanced age (p = 0.039). Current smoking, alcohol overconsumption, insufficient sleep duration, and history of past fracture were identified as significant risk factors associated with low-energy fracture (p < 0.05).


These results will assist the decisions regarding allocation of healthcare provision to populations of greatest need and aid the design and implementation of strategies to reduce fracture incidence. Accordingly, individuals should be encouraged to reduce alcohol consumption, immediately quit smoking, and get sufficient sleep, especially in those with a history of past fracture. In addition, primary preventives especially home prevention should be emphasized.

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