Hip Fracture Study

Elderly Women Who Break a Hip at Increased Risk of Dying Within a Year

More than 300,000 Americans will fracture a hip this year, and about 20 percent of them will die within a year of the fracture. Elderly women are most at risk, and a new Kaiser Permanente study finds that women ages 65-69 are five times more likely to die compared to women of the same age who don't break a hip.

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