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The average age of patients with injurious osteoporosis was 79.5 years in 2006–more than 21 years older than the average hospitalization (58.1 years).

Russo C, Holmquist L, Elixhauser A. U.S. Hospitalizations Involving Osteoporosis and Injury, 2006. H-Cup Statistical Brief. 2009; 76. http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb76.pdf

Reference

Title
U.S. Hospitalizations Involving Osteoporosis and Injury, 2006
Publication
H-Cup Statistical Brief
Publisher
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Russo C, Holmquist L, Elixhauser A
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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