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Table 6 Yearly number of hospitalizations after vertebral 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 3,079 2,678 5,757 2,998 2,614 5,612 3,021 2,667 5,688
65 to 74 1,735 2,560 4,295 1,821 2,557 4,378 1,891 2,583 4,474
Older than 75 1,644 3,812 5,456 1,697 3,841 5,538 1,832 3,942 5,774
Total 6,458 9,050 15,508 6,516 9,012 15,528 6,744 9,192 15,936
  1. These data exclude hospital readmissions of the same patients.