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Lower prevalence of hip fractures in foreign-born individuals than in Swedish-born individuals during the period 1987-1999
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Health and Caring Sciences. (SHV)
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Health and Caring Sciences. (SHV - tidigare AMER)
Institutionen för Hälsa, Vård och Samhälle, Avd för Geriatrik, Lunds universitet.
2010 (English)In: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, ISSN 1471-2474, Vol. 11, Article ID: 203- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Cultural background and environmental factors such as UV-radiation and lifestyle during childhood and adolescence may influence the risk of a hip fracture event later in life. Differences in prevalence might occur between the indigenous population and those who have migrated to a country.

METHODS: The study was based on national population data. The study population consisted of 321,407 Swedish-born and 307,174 foreign-born persons living in Sweden during the period 1987-1999.

RESULTS: Foreign-born persons had reduced risk of hip fracture, with odds ratios (ORs) of 0.47-0.77 for men and 0.42-0.88 for women respectively. Foreign-born women had the hip fracture event at a higher age on average, but a longer time spent in Sweden was associated with a small but significant increase in risk.

CONCLUSIONS: There was a reduced risk of hip fracture in all foreign-born individuals, and that the hip fracture event generally happened at a higher age in foreign-born women. Migration must therefore be considered in relation to the prevalence and risk of hip fracture. Migration can therefore have a positive effect on one aspect of the health of a population, and can influence and lower the total cost of healthcare due to reduced risk and prevalence of hip fracture.

 

 

 

 

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2010. Vol. 11, Article ID: 203- p.
Keyword [en]
Hip fractures, prevalence, migrants, longitudinal study, Sweden
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Nursing
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Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-9500DOI: 10.1186/1471-2474-11-203OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-9500DiVA: diva2:372762
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