Scientific article

Tendances séculaires des fractures de hanche

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 7, no. 299, p. 1294-1298
Publication date2011

Osteoporosis constitutes a major public health problem and hip fractures are a major cause of burden associated with osteoporosis in terms of mortality, disability, and costs. Since around 1990, a trend for a decrease of the age-adjusted incidence of hip fractures has been observed in western countries, particularly in women. In Geneva, with a confirmation at the Swiss level, a similar secular trend was observed. Nevertheless, due to the ageing of the population, this decrease of the incidence of hip fracture will probably not be sufficient to reduce the absolute number of these fractures over the next decades. Furthermore, age-adjusted hospitalizations in Switzerland for major non-hip osteoporotic fractures have continued to increase these last years.

  • Age Distribution
  • Female
  • Hip Fractures/economics/epidemiology/etiology/mortality
  • Hospitalization/economics/statistics & numerical data/trends
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Osteoporosis/complications/economics/epidemiology/mortality
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
  • Sex Distribution
  • Switzerland/epidemiology
  • Time Factors
Citation (ISO format)
CHEVALLEY, Thierry et al. Tendances séculaires des fractures de hanche. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2011, vol. 7, n° 299, p. 1294–1298.
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