Age-specific incidence of hip fracture in the elderly: a healthy decline.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207548
Title:
Age-specific incidence of hip fracture in the elderly: a healthy decline.
Authors:
Green, C; Molony, D; Fitzpatrick, C; O'Rourke, K
Affiliation:
Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin,, Ireland. connorjgreen@gmail.com
Citation:
Surgeon. 2010 Dec;8(6):310-3. Epub 2010 Jul 6.
Journal:
The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207548
DOI:
10.1016/j.surge.2010.05.008
PubMed ID:
20950768
Abstract:
Hip fractures in the elderly are an important source of morbidity and mortality. The predicted increase in the number of hip fractures due to the increasing elderly population has not been universally observed. The purpose of this study was to examine the incidence of hip fractures over a twenty year period to determine if this rise is occurring in our region. All hip fractures from the unit over 20 years were identified. Population data for those over 65 in the catchment area of our hospital was acquired. The rate of fractures occurring each year relative to the population was determined. The results were split into age groups. There was a strong correlation between the population rise and number of fractures (p = 0.77). But there was no significant difference in the rate of fracture over time (p = 0.41). However, the average age at which fracture occurred increased by two years. In addition we show the overall trend in the rate of fractures decreases in the younger age groups and increases in the older age groups. Therefore, the predicted rapid increase in rate is not occurring. This probably reflects the strengthening of the economy in Ireland from the 1930's onwards, leading to a healthier population.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Age Factors; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Analysis of Variance; Chi-Square Distribution; Female; Hip Fractures/*epidemiology; Humans; Incidence; Ireland/epidemiology; Male; Risk Factors
ISSN:
1479-666X (Print); 1479-666X (Linking)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMolony, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Rourke, Ken_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:30:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:30:59Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:30:59Z-
dc.identifier.citationSurgeon. 2010 Dec;8(6):310-3. Epub 2010 Jul 6.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1479-666X (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1479-666X (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20950768en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.surge.2010.05.008en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207548-
dc.description.abstractHip fractures in the elderly are an important source of morbidity and mortality. The predicted increase in the number of hip fractures due to the increasing elderly population has not been universally observed. The purpose of this study was to examine the incidence of hip fractures over a twenty year period to determine if this rise is occurring in our region. All hip fractures from the unit over 20 years were identified. Population data for those over 65 in the catchment area of our hospital was acquired. The rate of fractures occurring each year relative to the population was determined. The results were split into age groups. There was a strong correlation between the population rise and number of fractures (p = 0.77). But there was no significant difference in the rate of fracture over time (p = 0.41). However, the average age at which fracture occurred increased by two years. In addition we show the overall trend in the rate of fractures decreases in the younger age groups and increases in the older age groups. Therefore, the predicted rapid increase in rate is not occurring. This probably reflects the strengthening of the economy in Ireland from the 1930's onwards, leading to a healthier population.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen_GB
dc.subject.meshAnalysis of Varianceen_GB
dc.subject.meshChi-Square Distributionen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHip Fractures/*epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen_GB
dc.subject.meshIreland/epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_GB
dc.titleAge-specific incidence of hip fracture in the elderly: a healthy decline.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Trauma and Orthopaedics, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin,, Ireland. connorjgreen@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalThe surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Irelanden_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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