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J Bone Miner Metab. 2011 Nov;29(6):744-51. doi: 10.1007/s00774-011-0279-3. Epub 2011 Jun 7.

The incidence and residual lifetime risk of osteoporosis-related fractures in Korea.

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Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, 168 Hyoryeong-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul 137-706, South Korea.

Abstract

Although the Korean population does not have high risk for osteoporosis, the numbers of osteoporosis-related fractures represent a considerable economic burden to society. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and residual lifetime risk of osteoporosis-related fractures in Korea, using data from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA), which includes nationwide information compiled by the Korean government. All new visits or admissions to Korean clinics or hospitals for fractures were recorded prospectively in a nationwide cohort by the Korean HIRA using the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, codes and procedure codes. These data were retrospectively evaluated to determine the incidence and residual lifetime risk of osteoporosis-related fractures (hip, spine, distal radius, and humerus fractures), in men and women aged 50 years or more between 2005 and 2008. The annual incidences of osteoporosis-related fractures were 1,661, 1,646, 1,623, and 1,614 per 100,000 person-years in men and women aged 50 years or more from the year 2005 to 2008. The annual incidence of osteoporosis-related fracture in women was three times that of men. The incidence of osteoporosis-related fractures increased with advancing age. In Korea, at the age of 50 years, the residual lifetime probabilities of osteoporosis-related fractures are 59.5% for women and 23.8% for men. This study presents the baseline data for treatment and research on osteoporosis and provides an estimate of osteoporosis-related fractures in Korea.

PMID:
21644058
DOI:
10.1007/s00774-011-0279-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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