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Sociodemographic Factors Influence the Risk for Femur Shaft Fractures in Children: A Swedish Case Control Study, 1997-2005.
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PMID:  23301769     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIM: To investigate how sociodemographic factors relate to the risk femur shaft fractures in children, and how the relationship differs by gender and age. METHODS: Population based case-control study. Swedish children (n=1,874), 0-14 years of age, with a femur shaft fracture diagnostic code occurring between 1997 and 2005 were selected from the Swedish national inpatient register and compared with matched controls (n=18,740). Demographic, socioeconomic, and injury data were based on record linkage between six Swedish registers. RESULTS: The risk of femur shaft fracture increased for children with younger parents or those living in low-income households. Having a parent with a university education reduced the risk. Stratifying for gender and age group, the association between parents' age was evident only for older boys (7-14 years of age) (OR= 1.40; 95% CI 1.04-1.45), and the association between living in low-income households and fracture rate was only seen in older girls (7-14 years) (OR= 1.50; 95% CI 1.01-2.22). Family composition, number of siblings, birth order or receiving social welfare did not influence the fracture risk. CONCLUSION: Sociodemographic variables influence the rate of femur shaft fractures, in older children the influence differs between boys and girls. ©2013 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica ©2013 Foundation Acta Paediatrica.
Johan von Heideken; Tobias Svensson; Maura Iversen; Paul Blomqvist; Yvonne Haglund-Åkerlind; Per-Mats Janarv
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1651-2227     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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©2013 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica ©2013 Foundation Acta Paediatrica.
Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
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