Table 2

Standardized Annual Mortality and Causes of Death in Hip Fracture Patients and Population 1999-2007*

Patients (1,593 PY)

Population (6,089,623 PY)

RR

Standardized mortality (95% CI)

Mortality


Annual average

172.96 (142.26-203.65)

52.98

3.26

Circulatory system disease

69.82 (50.90-88.74)

25.31

2.76

Malignant neoplasm

26.01 (12.52-39.51)

10.30

2.53

Respiratory system disease

22.95 (11.32-34.59)

4.22

5.44

Dementia, Alzheimer's disease

17.59 (10.91-24.26)

5.77

3.05

Digestive system disease

13.41 (3.50-23.32)

1.59

8.43

Other

23.17 (12.05-34.29)

5.79

4.00


* Counted per 1000 person years (PY) with 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) in patients RR = relative risk of death for hip fracture patients compared to the general population

Panula et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:105   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-12-105

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