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Kashikova K, Nabiyev E, Askerov R, Argynbayev Z, AbuJazar U, Baizakov A et al . Epidemiology of Proximal Femural Fractures among the Elderly People of Almaty City. Med J Islam Repub Iran 2024; 38 (1) :378-382
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Caspian University, International School of Medicine, Almaty, Kazakhstan , hadisha.kash@gmail.com
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Background: Proximal femoral fractures are a global epidemiological concern due to their association with mortality and morbidity in the geriatric population.
   Methods: We conducted an epidemiological study using hospital registry data to assess the incidence and associated factors of proximal femur fractures among individuals aged 60 years or older living in Almaty City. Student’s t-test was used to assess for between-group differences.
   Results: The data showed that the overall frequency of fractures among the population of Almaty City aged 60 years and older between 2014 and 2019 averaged 169.6 per 100,000, with a higher rate among women (190.3) compared to men (135.8). However, in age groups up to 70 years and over 85 years, the frequency of proximal femur fractures was higher among men. From 2014 to 2019, the incidence of proximal femur fractures increased by 1.6 times. An analysis of the distribution of fracture frequency by season revealed that winter was the most dangerous period.
   Conclusion: Our research suggests a need for further epidemiological studies on the incidence of proximal femur fractures in various regions, identifying risk factors, and developing targeted regional prevention programs.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Orthopedic

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