TitleCharacteristics of falls among older hip fracture patients from six Chinese hospitals: a post-hoc descriptive analysis
AuthorsPeng, Junyi
Ye, Pengpeng
Zhang, Jing
Zhang, Xinyi
Peng, Ke
He, Jiusheng
Wen, Liangyuan
Wang, Xianhai
Shi, Zongxin
Hu, Sanbao
Sun, Fengpo
Gong, Zishun
Sun, Mingyao
Liu, Tingzhuo
Liu, Xinyan
Ma, Ruofei
Zhu, Shiwen
Wu, Xinbao
Ivers, Rebecca
Yang, Minghui
Tian, Maoyi
AffiliationHarbin Med Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, 157 Baojian Rd, Harbin 150081, Peoples R China
Chinese Ctr Dis Control & Prevent, Natl Ctr Noncommunicable Dis Control & Prevent, Beijing, Peoples R China
Univ New South Wales, Fac Med & Hlth, Sch Populat Hlth, Sydney, Australia
Fuwai Hosp Chinese Acad Med Sci, Natl Clin Res Ctr Cardiovasc Dis, Shenzhen, Peoples R China
Beijing Shunyi Dist Hosp, Dept Orthopaed, Beijing, Peoples R China
Chinese Acad Med Sci, Beijing Hosp, Inst Geriatr Med, Natl Ctr Gerontol,Dept Orthopaed, Beijing, Peoples R China
Beijing Changping Dist Hosp, Dept Orthopaed, Beijing, Peoples R China
Beijing Liangxiang Hosp, Dept Orthopaed, Beijing, Peoples R China
Capital Med Univ, Beijing Anzhen Hosp, Dept Orthopaed, Beijing, Peoples R China
Peking Univ, Beijing Jishuitan Hosp, Dept Orthopaed & Traumatol, Sch Clin Med 4, 31 Xinjiekou E St, Beijing 100035, Peoples R China
Univ New South Wales, George Inst Global Hlth, Fac Med & Hlth, Sydney, Australia
Issue Date11-May-2023
AbstractBackgroundThere is well-established evidence to understand the characteristics of falls among the older patients with hip fracture in many countries, but very little knowledge existed in China. This study described the characteristics of falls in older patients with hip fractures from six Chinese hospitals.MethodsThis cross-sectional study is a post-hoc descriptive analysis of a recently completed trial. Eligible patients were aged 65 years and older, with confirmed hip fractures due to falls, and were admitted to the hospital within 21 days of the fracture. All patients were consecutively enrolled and screened within one year (November 15, 2018, to November 14, 2019). The collected data included patient demographics and fall-related information.ResultsA total of 1,892 patients' fall-related information were described. Most patients with hip fractures caused by falls were in the oldest old age group (60.4% in age group >= 80), with an overall average age of 80.7 (7.6) years. There were more females (n = 1,325, 70.0%) than males (n = 567, 30.0%). The majority lived in urban (n = 1,409, 74.5%). Most falls (n = 1,237, 67.3%) occurred during the daytime (6:01-18:00). There were 1,451 patients had their falls occurring at home (76.7%). Lost balance (n = 1,031, 54.5%) was reported as the primary reason to cause falls. The most common activity during a fall was walking (n = 1,079, 57.0%).ConclusionsAlthough the incidence of fall-related hip fractures in China is unclear, preventing falls and fall-related hip fractures in older people remains an urgent health concern as the ageing society increases. Studies with larger sample size and diverse population are needed to robustly understand this growing epidemic.
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