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Title: The incidence of clinical fractures in adults aged 50 years and older in Spain
Author: Gómez Vaquero, Carmen
Valencia, Lidia
Nolla Solé, Joan Miquel
Boquet, Dolors
Martínez Pardo, Silvia
Mihaylov Grigorov, Mihail
Lafont, Anna
Segalés, Nuria
Roig Vilaseca, Daniel
Cerdà, Dacia
Casado, Enrique
Oncins, Xavier
Sallés, Meritxell
Mínguez, Sonia
García Mira, Yaiza
Holgado, Susana
López Louzao, Ana
Pitarch, Conxita
Castellanos Moreira, Raúl
Florez, Helena
Tebé, Cristian
Keywords: Fractures
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2020
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract: Objective. The aim of this study was to quantify the incidence of all clinical fractures, including traumatic and fragility fractures, in patients aged 50 years and older, and to describe their distribution by fracture location, sex and age. Methods. The incidence of clinical fractures at 10 hospitals in Catalonia, with a reference population of 3 155 000 inhabitants, was studied. For 1 week, from 30 May to 5 June 2016, we reviewed the discharge reports of the Traumatology section of the Emergency Department to identify all fractures diagnosed in patients ≥50 years of age. As a validation technique, data collection was carried out for 1 year at one of the centres, from 1 December 2015 to 30 November 2016. The fracture incidence, including the 95% CI, was estimated for the entire sample and grouped by fracture type, location, sex and age. Results. A total of 283 fractures were identified. Seventy per cent were in women, with a mean age of 72 years. The overall fracture incidence was 11.28 per 1000 person-years (95% CI: 11.10, 11.46), with an incidence of traumatic and fragility fractures of 4.15 (95% CI: 4.04, 4.26) and 7.13 per 1000 person-years (95% CI: 6.99, 7.28), respectively. The incidence of fractures observed in the validation sample coincided with that estimated for the whole of Catalonia. The most common fragility fractures were of the hip, forearm, humerus and vertebrae. Conclusion. The results of this study are the first to estimate the incidence of clinical fragility fractures in Spain, grouped by location, age and sex.
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It is part of: Rheumatology Advances in Practice, 2020, vol. 4, num. 2
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