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Am J Public Health. 1992 Aug;82(8):1147-50.

Race and sex differences in mortality following fracture of the hip.

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Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. 55905.

Abstract

This paper describes the all-cause mortality experience, following a fracture of the hip, of 712,027 persons covered by the Medicare program from 1984 through 1987. White women experienced the lowest mortality rate (17.2 per 1000 person-months), followed by Black women (22.9 per 1000 person-months), Black men (33.5 per 1000 person-months), and White men (33.7 per 1000 person-months). The observed race-sex differences in survival were found at all ages and regardless of the number of comorbid conditions listed with the discharge diagnosis. While these data demonstrate marked race-sex differences in survival following hip fracture, the cause of these differences is not immediately apparent and demands further investigation.

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1636840
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PMC1695748
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