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Title: Incidence of hip fractures in the Lebanese population
Authors: Baddoura, R.
Issue Date: 2001
Language: English
Abstract: This is the first prospective study to estimate the incidence of hip fractures in the general population in Lebanon. All orthopaedic surgeons in Beirut reported on hip fracture cases between 1 October and 31 December 1996. Data were extrapolated to 1 year and standardized for the whole population. The estimated annual incidence rate was 0.129% [women: 0.153%, men: 0.100%], increasing with age and remaining higher in women. Our figures are comparable with larger studies in other Mediterranean countries. The incidence rate of hip fractures in our population falls within a gradient of risk between the west and the east and the north and the south, highlighting the importance of environmental and genetic factors as risk factors for osteoporotic fractures
Description: 725-729
Keywords: Accidental Falls
Age Distribution
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Sex Distribution
Subject: Hip Fractures
ISSN: 1020-3397
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