A systematic review of hip fracture incidence and probability of fracture worldwide

The present study reports the heterogeneity in fracture probability for 45 countries and/or ethnic groups with a FRAX model available

J. A. Kanis

2012

Scholarcy highlights

  • The clinical manifestation of osteoporosis is in the fractures that arise
  • Hip fractures are a useful surrogate for determining the international burden of osteoporosis
  • Much more is known of the epidemiology of hip fracture than for other fractures associated with osteoporosis
  • The information base was updated by the International Osteoporosis Foundation using the same search terms with a cut-off date of 7 November 2011
  • The present study reports the heterogeneity in fracture probability for 45 countries and/or ethnic groups with a FRAX model available
  • H high, M moderate, L low, G good, F fair, P poor, N national, R regional, 1 FRAX model available, 2 national rather than regional data, 3 higher quality than other studies, 4 most recent study, 5 mean of several regional estimates, 6 sole study available, 7 additional details supplied by the author, see notes in tables a Selection criteria—see “Methods”

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