0
ARTICLE |

Regional Variation in the Incidence of Hip Fracture:  US White Women Aged 65 Years and Older

Steven J. Jacobsen, PhD; Jack Goldberg, PhD; Toni P. Miles, MD, PhD; Jacob A. Brody, MD; William Stiers, PhD; Alfred A. Rimm, PhD
JAMA. 1990;264(4):500-502. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03450040096038.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

FRACTURE of the hip is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in persons 65 years of age and older. Incidence rates for hip fracture are known to vary by both sex and race.1-4 There is also marked variability in hip fracture incidence by geographic region, with the highest rates found in Scandinavia, followed by the United States, Western Europe, Asia, and Africa.5,6

Within the United States, relatively little is known about the geographic pattern of hip fracture. Most studies have described the incidence of hip fracture for the country as a whole,2,3 for limited geographic regions,4,7,8 or by broadly defined Census divisions.9 This study examines the geographic distribution of hip fracture incidence in the United States at the county level. To this end, data are obtained from the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that identify all hospital

Topics

Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours

Figures

Tables

References

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();