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Table 4 Yearly number of hospitalizations after forearm/wrist 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

Age (years) 2004 2005 2006
  M F Subtotal M F Subtotal M F Subtotal
45 to 64 3,808 6,270 10,078 3,886 6,308 10,194 4,029 6,610 10,639
65 to 74 1,227 5,125 6,352 1,241 5,160 6,401 1,209 5,036 6,245
Older than 75 826 5,322 6,148 875 5,461 6,336 872 5,550 6,422
Total 5,861 16,717 22,578 6,002 16,929 22,931 6,110 17,196 23,306
  1. These data exclude hospital readmissions of the same patients.