Increased Hip-Fracture Incidence in the County of Östergötland, Sweden, 1940–1986, with Forecasts up to the Year 2000: An Epidemiological Study
1991 (English)In: International Journal of Epidemiology, ISSN 0300-5771, E-ISSN 1464-3685, Vol. 20, no 4, 1018-1024 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The incidence of hip fractures in the county of Östergōtland in Sweden has increased dramatically from 1940 to 1986, mainly due to an increase in age-specific incidence of trochanteric fractures. The increase is most pronounced in people over 80 but is present even in age groups down to 50 years. If the age-specific incidence rates continue to increase, and the population of the elderly grows in accordance with the forecast, there will be 70% more hip fractures in the year 2000 than in 1985.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1991. Vol. 20, no 4, 1018-1024 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-81307DOI: 10.1093/ije/20.4.1018OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-81307DiVA: diva2:551460