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Table 2 Yearly number of hospitalizations after hip fractures recorded in the National Hospital Discharge records (SDO, 2004, 2005, 2006) maintained at the Italian Ministry of Health

From: The incidence of hip, forearm, humeral, ankle, and vertebral fragility fractures in Italy: results from a 3-year multicenter study

  2004 2005 2006
Age (years) M F Subtotal M F Subtotal M F Subtotal
45 to 64 2,979 3,810 6,789 2,961 3,632 6,593 3,002 3,804 6,806
65 to 74 3,813 9,430 13,243 3,660 9,352 13,012 3,765 9,322 13,087
Older than 75 12,958 49,589 62,547 13,937 52,051 65,988 14,593 53,259 67,852
Total 19,750 62,829 82,579 20,558 65,035 85,593 21,360 66,385 87,745
  1. These data exclude hospital readmissions of the same patients.