Table 1

Number of fallers, number of fractures, and incidence of fractures in the first registered fall within each of 705 fallers in 15 nursing homes in two municipalities in Norway in 1998/99 according to age, gender, and hip protector status* (unadjusted association)

No of fallersNo of fractures% Fractures
*The hip protector used was SAFEHIP.
†The age was unknown in 25 of the 705 fallers.
Age in years†
    ⩽602114.8
    61−704624.3
    71–80180147.8
    81–90329195.8
    90+1041312.5
Gender
    Women443337.4
    Men262176.5
Hip protector status
    User—not wearing protector841315.5
    User—wearing protector191105.2
    Non-user430276.3
Total705507.1