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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, Judy A., La Mar Hasbrouck, Tonji Durant, Ann Dellinger, Prabhansu Batabyal, Alexander Crosby, Balarami Valluru, Marcie-jo Kresnow, and Janet Guerrero. 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, Judy A., La Mar Hasbrouck, Tonji Durant, Ann Dellinger, Prabhansu Batabyal, Alexander Crosby, Balarami Valluru, Marcie-jo Kresnow, and Janet Guerrero
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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