This study estimated hip fracture incidence for elderly Hispanics in the United States.
Methods A cohort of Spanish-surnamed 1992 Medicare enrollees was followed for 2 years.
Hip fracutres were identified by inpatient diagnostic code.
For Hispanic women, the national age-adjusted hip fracutre rate was 7.3 per 1000 person-years ; for men, the rate was 3.3. Rates varied markedly, with higher rates fro the predomnantly Mexican-American southwestern states than for Puerto Ricans.
Nationally, the Hispanic population is at intermediate risk of hip fracture between Blacks and Whityes, but geographic variation suggests that Mexican Americans are at higher risk than Puerto Ricans.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fracture, Col fémoral, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Vieillard, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Ethnie, Espagnol, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Traumatisme, Os
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fracture, Femoral neck, Epidemiology, Incidence, Elderly, Human, United States, North America, America, Ethnic group, Spanish, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Trauma, Bone
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0414764
Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 25/01/1999.