Journal article

The Epidemiology of Incident Fracture from Cradle to Senescence

Julie A Pasco, Stephen E Lane, Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, Kara L Holloway, Elizabeth N Timney, Gosia Bucki-Smith, Amelia G Morse, Amelia G Dobbins, Lana J Williams, Natalie K Hyde, Mark A Kotowicz

Calcified Tissue International | SPRINGER | Published : 2015


To reduce the burden of fracture, not only does bone fragility need to be addressed, but also injury prevention. Thus, fracture epidemiology irrespective of degree of trauma is informative. We aimed to determine age-and-sex-specific fracture incidence rates for the Barwon Statistical Division, Australia, 2006-2007. Using radiology reports, incident fractures were identified for 5342 males and 4512 females, with incidence of 210.4 (95 % CI 204.8, 216.2) and 160.0 (155.3, 164.7)/10,000/year, respectively. In females, spine (clinical vertebral), hip (proximal femoral) and distal forearm fractures demonstrated a pattern of stable incidence through early adult life, with an exponential increase b..

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Awarded by Australia National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

The study was supported by Australia National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; project 628582), the Geelong Region Medical Research Foundation, the Arthritis Foundation of Australia and Amgen (Europe) GmBH but they played no part in the design or conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or in preparation or review of the manuscript. SLB-O was supported by an Alfred Deakin Post-doctoral Fellowship, LJW by a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (1064272) and NKH by an Australian Postgraduate Award.