Race and sex differences in hip fracture incidence.

  title={Race and sex differences in hip fracture incidence.},
  author={Mary E. Farmer and Lon R. White and Jacob A. Brody and Kent R. Bailey},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={74 12},
Incidence rates for hip fracture in the United States were estimated using non-federal hospital discharges from the National Hospital Discharge Survey for the years 1974-1979. Age-specific incidence curves for women and for men showed similar patterns of increase in risk with age, with risks approximately doubling every five years after age 50. Age-specific rates by five-year age groups were compared among the four race-sex groups. No significant differences were observed between Black females… CONTINUE READING


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