Hip fracture in Hong Kong over the last decade--a comparison with the UK.

@article{Lau1999HipFI,
  title={Hip fracture in Hong Kong over the last decade--a comparison with the UK.},
  author={Edith M. C. Lau and Cyrus Cooper and Henry Fung and D Lam and Kwong K A Tsang},
  journal={Journal of public health medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={249-50}
}
BACKGROUND Hip fracture is a major public health problem in Asia and the UK. The objectives of this study were to describe the trends of hip fracture in Hong Kong over the last decade, and to compare the incidence in Hong Kong with that from the Wessex Health Region of the UK in 1995. METHODS The number of hip fractures was calculated using hospital discharge records for all public hospitals in Hong Kong in 1991 and 1995. Age-specific incidence rates were then calculated using the mid-year… CONTINUE READING