Fractures-E3 Newsletter

Work Package 1 – Cross-sectional study of vertebral fracture prevalence and musculoskeletal health

Recruitment was completed at the urban Gambia site (West Coast region, N=1140), so that recruitment in three out of five sites across Zimbabwe, South Africa and The Gambia is now complete. Recruitment from the rural South Africa site (rural Msunduzi, KwaZulu-Natal) and the rural Gambian site (West Kiang region) is continuing, and the teams have made great progress.

Assessment of vertebral fractures (the primary outcome) and bone mineral density and sarcopenia (secondary outcomes) are continuing. The first results from work package 1 analyses are expected shortly and we look forward to sharing these with you.


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