Table 3

Persons aged 60 years and over. Site specific fracture rates per 10000 person years

Fracture rate
Fracture siteUrbanRuralp Value for rate difference
Actual number of fractures shown in parentheses. Rates are age and sex adjusted. The p value refers to the rate difference. Note: one women sustained both a trochanteric and cervical hip fracture but was counted once in the total number of hip fractures in table 2.
Hip-trochanteric29.5 (152)20.8 (60)0.02
Hip-cervical27.9 (145)18.6 (54)0.02
Facial1.2 (6)1.0 (3)0.47
Skull00.3 (1)0.67
Ribs12.2 (61)11.7 (34)0.90
Clavicle1.9 (10)2.7 (8)0.21
Scapula1.3 (7)1.0 (3)0.42
Wrist-carpal1.6 (8)1.7 (5)0.85
Hand2.3 (11)2.4 (7)0.94
Finger3.3 (16)4.5 (13)0.45
Upper leg3.5 (18)1.4 (4)0.02
Patella3.0 (15)2.7 (8)0.90
Tibia and fibula6.2 (31)10.2 (30)0.04
Ankle7.3 (36)6.6 (19)0.65
Foot3.8 (18)4.1 (12)0.80