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Table 5 Yearly number of hospitalizations after ankle 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 3,177 5,106 8,283 3,125 5,025 8,150 3,344 4,919 8,263
65 to 74 1,187 2,778 3,965 1,213 2,732 3,945 1,236 2,839 4,075
Older than 75 633 1,728 2,361 681 1,777 2,458 721 1,765 2,486
Total 4,997 9,612 14,609 5,019 9,534 14,553 5,301 9,523 14,824