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Statistics about Fractures

Cause statistics for Fractures:

The following are statistics from various sources about the causes of Fractures:

  • Osteoporosis causes over 1.5 million fractures each year in the USA (National Osteoporosis Foundation, 2004)
  • Osteoporosis causes over 300,000 hip fractures each year in the USA (National Osteoporosis Foundation, 2004)
  • Osteoporosis causes over 700,000 vertebral fractures each year in the USA (National Osteoporosis Foundation, 2004)
  • Osteoporosis causes over 250,000 wrist fractures each year in the USA (National Osteoporosis Foundation, 2004)
  • Osteoporosis accounts for 70% of all fractures for people over 45 in the US (NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases - National Resource Center)
  • more about causes...»

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Fractures:

See also prevalence and incidence page for Fractures

Incidence (annual) 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]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Fractures: 1,499,999 per year, 124,999 per month, 28,846 per week, 4,109 per day, 171 per hour, 2 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 1.5 million osteoporosis-related fractures

Death and mortality statistics for Fractures:

Deaths from Fractures: 4.3 per 100,000 with 1,302 cases in Canada 19971

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Fractures: 11,696 per year, 974 per month, 224 per week, 32 per day, 1 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 4.3 per 100,000 with 1,302 cases in Canada 19971

Society statistics for Fractures

Hospitalization statistics for Fractures:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Fractures:

  • 0.073% (9,328) of hospital consultant episodes were for fracture of rib, sternum and thoracic spine in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 82% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of rib, sternum and thoracic spine required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 58% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of rib, sternum and thoracic spine were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of rib, sternum and thoracic spine were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of rib, sternum and thoracic spine required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for fracture of rib, sternum and thoracic spine in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for fracture of rib, sternum and thoracic spine in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 57 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for fracture of rib, sternum and thoracic spine in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of rib, sternum and thoracic spine occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 31% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of rib, sternum and thoracic spine occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of rib, sternum and thoracic spine were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.15% (78,594) of hospital bed days were for fracture of rib, sternum and thoracic spine in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.227% (28,948) of hospital consultant episodes were for fracture of skull and facial bones in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 95% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of skull and facial bones required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 79% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of skull and facial bones were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 21% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of skull and facial bones were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of skull and facial bones required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3.1 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for fracture of skull and facial bones in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for fracture of skull and facial bones in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for fracture of skull and facial bones in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 78% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of skull and facial bones occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of skull and facial bones occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of skull and facial bones were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.11% (57,668) of hospital bed days were for fracture of skull and facial bones in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.13% (16,152) of hospital consultant episodes were for fracture of lumbar spine and pelvis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 78% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of lumbar spine and pelvis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 34% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of lumbar spine and pelvis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of lumbar spine and pelvis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 87% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of lumbar spine and pelvis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 19.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for fracture of lumbar spine and pelvis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 12 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for fracture of lumbar spine and pelvis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for fracture of lumbar spine and pelvis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of lumbar spine and pelvis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 57% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of lumbar spine and pelvis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of lumbar spine and pelvis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.45% (235,979) of hospital bed days were for fracture of lumbar spine and pelvis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.44% (56,353) of hospital consultant episodes were for fracture of forearm in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of forearm required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of forearm were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of forearm were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 91% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of forearm required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for fracture of forearm in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for fracture of forearm in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 35 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for fracture of forearm in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 31% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of forearm occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 16% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of forearm occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of forearm were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.364% (191,023) of hospital bed days were for fracture of forearm in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.186% (23,721) of hospital consultant episodes were for fracture of shoulder and upper arm in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 85% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of shoulder and upper arm required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of shoulder and upper arm were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of shoulder and upper arm were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 88% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of shoulder and upper arm required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for fracture of shoulder and upper arm in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for fracture of shoulder and upper arm in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for fracture of shoulder and upper arm in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 27% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of shoulder and upper arm occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 34% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of shoulder and upper arm occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of shoulder and upper arm were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.359% (188,000) of hospital bed days were for fracture of shoulder and upper arm in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.392% (50,061) of hospital consultant episodes were for fracture of lower leg including ankle in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of lower leg including ankle required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of lower leg including ankle were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of lower leg including ankle were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of lower leg including ankle required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for fracture of lower leg including ankle in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for fracture of lower leg including ankle in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for fracture of lower leg including ankle in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of lower leg including ankle occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 17% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of lower leg including ankle occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of lower leg including ankle were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.849% (444,959) of hospital bed days were for fracture of lower leg including ankle in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.006% (771) of hospital consultant episodes were for fractures involving multiple body regions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 82% of hospital consultant episodes for fractures involving multiple body regions required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital consultant episodes for fractures involving multiple body regions were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospital consultant episodes for fractures involving multiple body regions were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for fractures involving multiple body regions required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 17.1 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for fractures involving multiple body regions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for fractures involving multiple body regions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for fractures involving multiple body regions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for fractures involving multiple body regions occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 20% of hospital consultant episodes for fractures involving multiple body regions occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for fractures involving multiple body regions were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.019% (10,208) of hospital bed days were for fractures involving multiple body regions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (149) of hospital consultant episodes were for fracture of spine in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 71% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of spine required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 38% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of spine were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 62% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of spine were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 85% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of spine required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 16.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for fracture of spine in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for fracture of spine in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 63 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for fracture of spine in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 30% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of spine occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of spine occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of spine were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.003% (1,763) of hospital bed days were for fracture of spine in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 16 males under 15 years per 100,000 population visited a hospital emergency department for fractures excluding lower limbs in the US 2001 (US Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the US: 2003)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Fractures. The term 'prevalence' of Fractures usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Fractures at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Fractures refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Fractures diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.



Footnotes: 1. Canadian Injury Data, Statistics Canada, 1996-1997

 

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