Seasonality of hip fractures and estimates of season-attributable effects: a multivariate ARIMA analysis of population-based data

@article{Lin2005SeasonalityOH,
  title={Seasonality of hip fractures and estimates of season-attributable effects: a multivariate ARIMA analysis of population-based data},
  author={H. -C. Lin and Sudha Xirasagar},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2005},
  volume={17},
  pages={795-806}
}
This study examined seasonal variations in hip fracture rates using nation-wide, population-based data from Taiwan, a subtropical island with fairly uniform weather conditions (mean ambient temperature difference of 11.3°C between peak summer and peak winter months). All inpatients aged 45+ years included in the National Health Insurance Database between 1997 and 2003 and bearing an ICD diagnosis code 820 (fracture neck of femur) were included (n=102,792 cases). Auto-regressive integrated… CONTINUE READING