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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, Lois E, William G Hawkes, Denise L Orwig, Richard J Hebel, Sheryl I Zimmerman, and Jay Magaziner. Gender Differences in Mortality After Hip Fracture: The role of infection. J Bone Miner Res. 2003; 18(12): 2231-7. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1359/jbmr.2003.18.12.2231/full

Reference

Title
Gender Differences in Mortality After Hip Fracture: The role of infection
Publication
J Bone Miner Res
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Wehren, Lois E, William G Hawkes, Denise L Orwig, Richard J Hebel, Sheryl I Zimmerman, and Jay Magaziner
Volume & Issue
Volume 18, Issue 12
Pages
2231-7
URL
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  • Human Burden

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