Journal article

Air temperature and the incidence of fall-related hip fracture hospitalisations in older people

RM Turner, A Hayen, WTM Dunsmuir, CF Finch

Osteoporosis International | SPRINGER LONDON LTD | Published : 2011

Abstract

UNLABELLED: Observation-driven Poisson regression models were used to investigate mean daily air temperature and fall-related hip fracture hospitalisations. After adjustment for season, day-of-week effects, long-term trend and autocorrelation, hip fracture rates are higher in both males and females aged 75+ years when there is a lower air temperature. INTRODUCTION: This study investigated whether there was an association between fall-related hip fracture hospitalisations and air temperature at a day-to-day level, after accounting for seasonal trend and autocorrelation. METHODS: Observation-driven Poisson regression models were used to investigate mean daily air temperature and fall-related h..

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Robin Turner was employed as part of the New South Wales Biostatistical Officer Training Program funded by the New South Wales Department of Health while undertaking this work based at the New South Wales Injury Risk Management Research Centre. Caroline Finch was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship.