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Women age 85 years and older are close to 8 times more likely to be hospitalized because of a hip fracture than women ages 65-74.

Stevens J, Hasbrouck L, Durant T, Dellinger A, et al. Surveillance for Injuries and Violence Among Older Adults. MMWR. 1999; 48(S-S08): 27-50. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss4808a3.htm

Reference

Title
Surveillance for Injuries and Violence Among Older Adults
Publication
MMWR
Publication Date
1999
Authors
Stevens J, Hasbrouck L, Durant T, Dellinger A, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 48, Issue S-S08
Pages
27-50
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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