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Incidence of hip fracture over a 10-year period (1991-2000): reversal of a secular trend

Published inBone, vol. 40, no. 5, p. 1284-1289
Publication date2007
Abstract

Hip fractures are a major cause of burden associated with osteoporosis in terms of mortality, disability, and costs. With the ageing of the population, a marked increase in the number of fractures is expected. Furthermore, many studies reveal an increase of the age-adjusted hip fracture incidence. We specifically examined secular changes in the incidence of hip fracture in women and men aged 50 years and over in the well-defined area of Geneva, Switzerland.

Keywords
  • Age Distribution
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Hip Fractures/epidemiology/pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sex Characteristics
  • Time Factors
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CHEVALLEY, Thierry et al. Incidence of hip fracture over a 10-year period (1991-2000): reversal of a secular trend. In: Bone, 2007, vol. 40, n° 5, p. 1284–1289. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2006.12.063
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