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Burden of pelvis fracture: a population-based study of incidence, hospitalisation and mortality.

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The objective of this study was to describe the incidence and consequences of pelvic fractures in a community cohort. The incidence of pelvic fractures increases with age with a protective effect of higher body mass index. Almost 60% of those with a pelvic fracture required an inpatient stay, with a median of 9 days. There was a higher 3-year mortality in those admitted (17%) vs. those not admitted (6.3%). Given the substantial health burden, further work is required to identify the optimal p...

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10.1007/s00198-012-1907-z

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Prieto-Alhambra, D More by this author
Avilés, FF More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Van Staa, T More by this author
Nogués, X More by this author
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Journal:
Osteoporos Int
Pages:
1-7
Publication date:
2012-02-04
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EISSN:
1433-2965
ISSN:
0937-941X
URN:
uuid:af768801-bcad-47e1-8795-29243c9d5d78
Source identifiers:
313858
Local pid:
pubs:313858
Language:
English

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