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Table 3 Yearly number of hospitalizations after humeral 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 1,994 3,159 5,153 2,005 3,323 5,328 2,123 3,355 5,478
65 to 74 1,026 4,247 5,273 1,099 4,240 5,339 1,138 4,311 5,449
Older than 75 1,370 6,949 8,319 1,437 7,077 8,514 1,425 7,452 8,877
Total 4,390 14,355 18,745 4,541 14,640 19,181 4,686 15,118 19,804
  1. These data exclude hospital readmissions of the same patients.