Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.
In Reply: We agree with Dr Ito that substantial heterogeneity exists in the older male population with respect to not only functional status but also to the presence or absence of additional factors that confer fracture risk independent of age, prior fracture status, and bone mineral density. As stated in our article, the results of our modeling study are applicable to men with average risks within the subsets defined by age and prior clinical fracture status.
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