Journal of the American Medical Association
Regional variation in the incidence of hip fracture. US white women aged 65 years and older.
Jacobsen SJ, Goldberg J, Miles TP, Brody JA, Stiers W, Rimm AA.
Epidemiology Program, School of Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago.
Excerpt: Fracture of the hip is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in persons 65 years of age and older...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 Veteran Affairs that identify all hospital discharges with a diagnosis of hip fracture for women aged 65 years and older for the period 1984 through 1987...After exclusions, 541,985 cases remained eligible for study...There is a weak positive association between the percent of county residents who receive fluoridated water and hip fracture incidence in the unadjusted analysis that is strengthened after adjustment.
PMID: 2366282 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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