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Incidence Statistics for Types of Fractures

The information below shows a list of types of Fractures, with information as to the annual incidence of each of these types of Fractures. Estimates of the people affected each year are calculated based on the available statistics.

Incidence Statistics for Types of Fractures

Disease

Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Subtype by type of fracture: N/A N/A No information
Simple fracture N/A N/A No information
Compound fracture N/A N/A No information
Greenstick fracture N/A N/A No information
Stress fracture N/A N/A No information
Pathological fracture N/A N/A No information
Complicated fracture N/A N/A No information
Depressed fracture N/A N/A No information
Comminuted fracture N/A N/A No information
Subtype by location of fracture: N/A N/A No information
Skull fracture approx 1 in 6,413 or 0.02% or 42,409 people in USA 42,409 711 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Face bone fracture approx 1 in 1,063 or 0.09% or 255,826 people in USA 255,826 4,289 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Rib fracture N/A N/A No information
Pelvis fracture N/A N/A No information
Shoulder fracture approx 1 in 867 or 0.12% or 313,624 people in USA 313,624 5,258 annual cases in Victoria 1996 of clavicle/scapula/humerus (DHS-VIC)
Arm fracture approx 1 in 255 or 0.39% or 1.1 million people in USA 1,062,851 17,819 annual cases in Victoria 1996 of radius/ulna (DHS-VIC)
Hip fracture approx 1 in 906 or 0.11% or 300,000 people in USA 300,000 more than 300,000 hip fractures annually (the number due to osteoporosis)
Hand fracture approx 1 in 507 or 0.20% or 536,287 people in USA 536,287 8,991 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Fractured Femur approx 1 in 1,155 or 0.09% or 235,486 people in USA 235,486 3,948 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Ankle fracture approx 1 in 1,048 or 0.10% or 259,524 people in USA 259,524 4,351 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Lower leg fracture approx 1 in 1,304 or 0.08% or 208,466 people in USA 208,466 3,495 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Foot fracture approx 1 in 1,240 or 0.08% or 219,262 people in USA 219,262 3,676 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Facial fracture N/A N/A No information

Incidence Statistics for Fractures


Incidence of Fractures:

1.5 million osteoporosis-related fractures

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 181 or 0.55% or 1.5 million people in USA [about data]

Types of Fractures

For more information about types of Fractures, refer to our section on types of Fractures.

About incidence:

The medical term 'incidence' of Fractures usually refers to the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Fractures. Prevalence is a different medical disease measure that refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Fractures at any given time (e.g. prevalence includes people who have had a medical condition for a long time). For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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