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Am J Public Health. 1990 Jul;80(7):871-3.

Hip fracture incidence among the old and very old: a population-based study of 745,435 cases.

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Division of Biostatistics/Clinical Epidemiology, Medical College, Wisconsin, Milwaukee 53226.

Abstract

Data were obtained from the Health Care Financing Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs (formerly called Veterans Administration) on all hospital discharges among the elderly population from 1984 through 1987 and combined with census estimates to calculate incidence rates of hip fracture for the elderly population of the United States. Rates for White women were the highest, reaching 35.4 per 1,000 per year among 95 year-olds. Comparably, White men, Black women, and Black men experienced similar age-related increases in risk, although of less magnitude and relatively less rate of change, respectively.

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