Hip fractures among the elderly: personal and contextual social factors that matter.

@article{Reimers2007HipFA,
  title={Hip fractures among the elderly: personal and contextual social factors that matter.},
  author={Anne Reimers and Lucie Laflamme},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2007},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={365-9}
}
BACKGROUND There is evidence of independent neighborhood effects on the risk of hip fracture among the elderly. This study builds on earlier investigations and measures the crude and adjusted effects of individual personal- and area-based social attributes on hip fracture. METHODS The study is cross-sectional and register-based, and covers all people aged 65 or older living in the Stockholm metropolitan area during 1993 to 1995. It combines individual data from hospital inpatient registers… CONTINUE READING

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