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Hip fractures in elderly people are an important public health problem in many Western populations. Little is known of their epidemiology in Oriental populations. A comparative study of hip fracture incidence in Hong Kong and Southampton showed similar incidence rates by age and sex. In the last two decades hip fracture incidence in Hong Kong has increased, particularly among men. This can be partly explained by reduction in the levels of activity among the elderly Chinese population.

Original publication

DOI

10.1093/ije/19.4.1119

Type

Journal article

Journal

International journal of epidemiology

Publication Date

12/1990

Volume

19

Pages

1119 - 1121

Addresses

Department of Community Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Keywords

Humans, Hip Fractures, Incidence, Risk Factors, Middle Aged, Hong Kong, Female, Male, United Kingdom