Risk factors for in-hospital hip fractures among patients aged =65 years were evaluated in a population-based case-control study conducted in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan from 1983 through 1985.
There were 129 cases with confirmed in-hospital hip fractures and 234 controls, who were those controls from a previous study in this setting hospitalized on their assigned index date.
Study variables were abstracted from the hospital chart.
Six factors were independently associated with a significantly increased risk of in-hospital hip fracture : impaired vision (odds ratio=1.97,95% confidence interval (CI) 1.18-3.30), assisted ambulation (odds ratio=2.12,95% Cl 1.25-3.59), confusion (odds ratio=2.48,95% CI 1.37-4.48), psychotropic drug use (odds ratio=2.02,95% CI 1.22-3.33), lowest weight tertile (odds ratio=2.86,95% Cl 1.38-5.92), and prior in-hospital fall (odds ratio=2.71,95%, Cl 1.52-4.82).
Mots-clés Pascal : Fracture, Hanche, Membre inférieur, Chute, Milieu hospitalier, Vieillard, Homme, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Traumatisme, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fracture, Hip, Lower limb, Fall, Hospital environment, Elderly, Human, Canada, North America, America, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Trauma, Diseases of the osteoarticular system
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Cote : 95-0043877
Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 09/06/1995.