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Even though women are more likely to sustain a hip fracture, men who suffer a hip fracture are twice as likely as women to die within 1-2 years of that fracture.

Wehren L, Hawkes W, Orwig D, et al. Gender Differences in Mortality After Hip Fracture: The role of infection. J Bone Miner Res. 2009; 18(12): 2231-7. https://doi.org/10.1359/jbmr.2003.18.12.2231

Reference

Title
Gender Differences in Mortality After Hip Fracture: The role of infection
Publication
J Bone Miner Res
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Wehren L, Hawkes W, Orwig D, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 18, Issue 12
Pages
2231-7
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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