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Hip fracture incidence in Lebanon: a national registry-based study with reference to standardized rates worldwide.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21069293     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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INTRODUCTION: Owing to the demographic explosion, it is projected that the rates of hip fractures would increase the most in the Middle East and Asia. Few are the population-based studies investigating the incidence of hip fractures in the region.
METHODS: Using the Ministry of Health registry data, this population-based study evaluated the incidence of hip fractures in individuals aged 50 and above in Lebanon for the years 2006, 2007, and 2008.
RESULTS: Hip fracture crude incidence rates varied across the years between 164 and 188 per 100,000 for females and between 88 and 106 per 100,000 for males, with a female/male ratio of 1.6-2.1. The overall mean age (SD) for hip fractures was 75.9 (9.2), 76.8 (9.0), and 77.0 (9.9) years in females in 2006, 2007, and 2008, respectively, and 74.4 (11.6), 76.3 (10.3), and 74.0 (12.1) years in males, respectively. Using the US 2000 white population as a reference, the age-standardized rates were 370.4, 335.1, and 329.0 for females and 109.7, 134.1, and 128.7 for males, for the years 2006, 2007, and 2008, respectively.
CONCLUSIONS: The hip fracture age-standardized incidence rates in the Lebanese subjects receiving Ministry of Health coverage were lower than those found in northern Europe and the US and closest to rates derived for southern Europe.
Authors:
A M Sibai; W Nasser; W Ammar; M J Khalife; H Harb; G El-Hajj Fuleihan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1433-2965     ISO Abbreviation:  Osteoporos Int     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100105     Medline TA:  Osteoporos Int     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2499-506     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut (AUB), PO BOX: 11-0236, Riad El Solh, 1107 2020, Beirut, Lebanon, am00@aub.edu.lb.
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