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  1. Fracture risk in the U.S. medicare population.

    Article - En anglais

    Using data from the 5% U.S.

    Medicare sample, we estimated the actuarial (life table) risk that a person aged 65 will fracture the upper or lower limbs or the pelvis, by age 75,80,85, and 90, taking into account the chance of dying in the interval.

    The actuarial risk of a 65-year old white woman sustaining a fracture by age 90 is 16% for the hip, 9% for distal forearm, 5% for proximal humerus, and 4% for ankle.

    Black women and white men have substantially lower risks, and the risks for black men are very low.

    Although hip fractures pose the single greatest risk, the risk of all other fractures combined is greater.

    White women have particularly high risks for all fractures, because of their longevity as well as their high fracture rates.

    It is important to adjust for the probability of dying when estimating risks in an elderly population.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Fracture, Membre, Ceinture pelvienne, Personne âgée, Homme, Sexe, Ethnie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Ostéoporose, Facteur risque, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Traumatisme, Ostéopathie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fracture, Limb, Pelvic girdle, Elderly, Human, Sex, Ethnic group, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Osteoporosis, Risk factor, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Trauma, Bone disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0235741

    Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 16/11/1999.