Journal article

The epidemiology of hip fractures across western Victoria, Australia

Kara L Holloway, Muhammad A Sajjad, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Mark A Kotowicz, Patricia M Livingston, Mustafa Khasraw, Sharon Hakkennes, Trisha L Dunning, Susan Brumby, Richard S Page, Daryl Pedler, Alasdair Sutherland, Svetha Venkatesh, Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, Lana J Williams, Julie A Pasco

BONE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Hip fractures are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Hip fracture incidence varies across different levels of accessibility/remoteness and socioeconomic status (SES). As part of the Ageing, Chronic Disease and Injury Study, we aimed to map the pattern of hip fractures across the western region of the Australian state of Victoria, which contains a range of remoteness levels and SES. METHODS: Data on hip fractures resulting in hospital admission were extracted from the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED) for men and women aged 40+years during 2010-2013 inclusive. An age-adjusted incidence rate (per 10,000population/year) was calculated for the entire regio..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The study is funded by the Western Alliance Academic Health Science Centre, a partnership for research collaboration between Deakin University, Federation University and 13 health service providers operating across western Victoria. MAS is supported by an IMPACT Strategic Research Centre (Deakin University) stipend. SLB-O and LJW are supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship (1107510 and 1064272, respectively) and KLH is supported by an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.