Table 2

Trends in hospitalisation for fall-related fractures according to body parts

Primary body parts
(n=1 02 055)
AAPC (95% CI)Trend 1APC (95% CI)Trend 2APC (95% CI)
Head/neck (4.5%)3.1% (1.5%, 4.8%)* 2001–20068.7% (2.8%, 15.0%)* 2006–20201.2% (0.0%, 2.4%)*
Upper trunk (10.4%)†3.8% (3.4%, 4.3%)* -
Arm/hand (8.6%)1.9% (0.7%, 1.3%)* 2001–20123.3% (1.9%, 4.8%)* 2012–2020−0.1% (-2.4%, 2.2%)
Lower trunk (59.2%)‡0.1% (-0.1%, 0.3%)
Leg/foot (17.3%)1.5% (1.0%, 2.0%)* 2001–2009−0.7% (-1.6%, 0.3%)2009–20203.2% (2.5%, 3.8%)*
  • *Significantly different from zero at alpha=0.05 level.

  • †Thoracic spine, ribs, and sternum.

  • ‡Lumbar spine, pelvis, and hip.

  • AAPC, average annual percent change in rates 2001–2020; APC, annual percent change in rates for specific time period.