Evid Based Nurs 1:48 doi:10.1136/ebn.1.2.48
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Calcium and vitamin D reduced non-vertebral fractures and bone loss in the elderly

Calcium and vitamin D v placebo*

Outcome at 3 years Calcium and vitamin D EER Placebo CER RRR (95% CI) ARR |EER-CER| NNT(CI)
*Abbreviations in table defined in glossary; RRR, ARR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Non-vertebral fracture 5.9% 12.9% 54.3% (12 to 77) 7.0% 15 (8 to 12)

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