Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Acta Orthop. 2006 Feb;77(1):109-13.

Decreasing incidence of hip fracture in the Funen County, Denmark.

Author information

1
Department of Orthopaedics, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark. tine.nymark@ouh.fyns-amt.dk

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Hip fracture incidence rates are high, and increase with increasing age. Previous studies have predicted a continued increase in both crude and age-standardized rates.

METHOD:

We estimated incidence rates, based on a complete and validated register containing verified and individually sequenced hip fractures from 1996-2003, for a population of 500,000 people in Funen County, Denmark.

RESULTS:

The verified number of the first hip fractures was 6,676, with 520 subsequent fractures. Between 1996 and 2003, the incidence rate of first hip fracture fell by 2.4% per year for males (p = 0.02) and by 1.8% per year for females (p = 0.004). The highest decrease of 3.4% per year (p = 0.02) was seen in 80-84-year-old women.

INTERPRETATION:

The incidence rate of the first hip fracture has fallen in both sexes. In most age groups, the actual number of fractures has also decreased. The findings emphasize the need for valid projection studies which should include both demographic projections and modeling of the effects of different levels of prevention.

PMID:
16534709
DOI:
10.1080/17453670610045777
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Taylor & Francis
    Loading ...
    Support Center