The epidemiology of slipped capital femoral epiphysis: an update.

  title={The epidemiology of slipped capital femoral epiphysis: an update.},
  author={Charles L. Lehmann and Raymond R. Arons and Randall T Loder and Michael G. Vitale},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  volume={26 3},
The Kids' Inpatient Database, reflecting 6.70 million pediatric discharges in 1997 and 7.30 million in 2000, was coupled with the US Census Bureau data and was used to elicit the epidemiology of idiopathic slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) that occurred in children 9-16 years. It was found that the overall incidence of SCFE in the United States for these years was 10.80 cases/100,000 children. The relative incidence of SCFE was 3.94 times higher in black children and 2.53 times higher in… CONTINUE READING
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