Table 3

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

No of fallersNo of fractures% Fractures
First fall
    User—not wearing protector841315.5
    User—wearing protector191105.2
    Non-user430276.3
Total705507.1
Second fall
    User—not wearing protector4924.1
    User—wearing protector14010.7
    Non-user16331.8
Total35261.7
Third fall
    User—not wearing protector3725.4
    User—wearing protector10100
    Non-user9411.1
Total23231.3
Fourth fall
    User—not wearing protector2913.4
    User—wearing protector7511.3
    Non-user6922.9
Total17342.3