World-wide Projections for Hip Fracture

  title={World-wide Projections for Hip Fracture},
  author={Bo Gullberg and Olof Johnell and J. A. Kanis},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
The aims of this study were to estimate the present and future incidence of hip fracture world-wide. From a survey of available data on current incidence, population trends and the secular changes in hip fracture risk, the numbers of hip fractures expected in 2025 and 2050 were computed. The total number of hip fractures in men and women in 1990 was estimated to be 338000 and 917000 respectively, a total of 1.26 million. Assuming no change in the age- and sex-specific incidence, the number of… CONTINUE READING
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