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UNLABELLED We determined the current trend in the number and incidence of hip fracture among persons 50 years of age or older in Finland between 1970 and 2010. After a clear rise until the late 1990s, the incidence of hip fracture has continuously declined. INTRODUCTION Hip fractures are a major public health issue associated with excess morbidity and(More)
BACKGROUND Fall-related injuries and deaths of elderly people are a major public health concern. METHODS Using the Official Cause-of-Death Statistics of Finland we determined the current trends in the number and age-adjusted incidence (per 100,000 persons) of fall-induced deaths among older Finnish men and women by taking into account all persons 50 years(More)
ever, the IOM standards for external review and updating guidelines specify precisely what guideline developers must do, not simply what they must report, as in AGREE II. The IOM states that guideline developers should use a systematic review of the evidence, a tough but essential standard with the purpose to ensure that a guideline uses all of the(More)
BACKGROUND fall-related injuries in older adults are a major public heath challenge. METHODS we determined the current trends in the number and age-adjusted incidence of fall-induced severe cervical spine injuries among older adults in Finland by taking into account all persons in 50 years of age or older who were admitted to Finnish hospitals for primary(More)
Injuries are a significant public health problem and among the leading causes of death worldwide. In Finland, nearly 1.2 million accidents or assaults lead to physical injury annually. This study examined the nationwide trends in unintentional injury deaths of adults in Finland. For this purpose, we obtained from the Finnish Official Cause-of-Death(More)
BACKGROUND Elderly people's fall-induced injuries are a major public health challenge. METHODS We determined the current trends in the number and age-adjusted incidence (per 100,000 persons) of fall-induced injuries among older adults in Finland by taking into account all persons 80 years of age or older who were admitted to Finnish hospitals for primary(More)
Although fall-induced fractures of elderly persons are a major problem, epidemiologic knowledge on their time trends is limited. We assessed the trends in fall-induced fractures of the calcaneus and foot in older Finns between 1970 and 2013. The current trends in the number and incidence (per 100 000 persons) of fall-induced fractures of the calcaneus and(More)
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