Epidemiology of fractures in 15,000 adults: the influence of age and gender.

@article{Singer1998EpidemiologyOF,
  title={Epidemiology of fractures in 15,000 adults: the influence of age and gender.},
  author={Bruno Singer and George J McLauchlan and Christopher Michael Robinson and James Christie},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={1998},
  volume={80 2},
  pages={243-8}
}
We report a prospective study of the incidence of fractures in the adult population of Edinburgh, related to age and gender. Over a two-year period, 15,293 adults, 7428 males and 7865 females, sustained a fracture, and 5208 (34.0%) required admission. Between 15 and 49 years of age, males were 2.9 times more likely to sustain a fracture than females (95% CI 2.7 to 3.1). Over the age of 60 years, females were 2.3 times more likely to sustain a fracture than males (95% CI 2.1 to 2.4). There were… CONTINUE READING