Table 4.

Postdischarge consequences (events per patient-year) by fracture category in 2000–2009

CategoryaDeaths/Patient-YearHospitalizations/Patient-YearMean Hospital Days/Patient-Year SNF Admissions/Patient-YearMean SNF Days/Patient-Year
Comparator groupb
 Crude0.352.9529.30.4019.0
 Adjusted (95% CI)0.38 (0.38 to 0.39)3.42 (3.41 to 3.43)26.6 (26.4 to 26.7)0.46 (0.46 to 0.47)13.4 (13.2 to 13.6)
Pelvis/Hip
 Crude0.633.5654.41.2678.5
 Adjusted (95% CI)0.82 (0.79 to 0.86)4.42 (4.32 to 4.53)50.1 (48.8 to 51.5)1.47 (1.41 to 1.54)55.9 (54.0 to 57.9)
Vertebral
 Crude0.734.3156.11.1959.7
 Adjusted (95% CI)0.91 (0.85 to 0.96)5.15 (5.00 to 5.30)51.9 (50.1 to 53.7)1.28 (1.20 to 1.35)40.9 (38.5 to 43.3)
Lower leg
 Crude0.413.5845.71.0563.7
 Adjusted (95% CI)0.46 (0.42 to 0.50)3.90 (3.75 to 4.05)38.8 (37.0 to 40.6)1.23 (1.15 to 1.33)48.0 (44.9 to 51.4)
Shoulder/upper arm
 Crude0.603.7647.11.1570.6
 Adjusted (95% CI)0.71 (0.64 to 0.78)4.23 (4.04 to 4.43)40.0 (37.8 to 42.4)1.11 (1.01 to 1.22)43.4 (39.9 to 47.1)
Ribs/sternum
 Crude0.574.1244.50.9849.1
 Adjusted (95% CI)0.54 (0.50 to 0.60)4.33 (4.13 to 4.53)38.2 (36.0 to 40.5)0.91 (0.82 to 1.00)29.1 (26.1 to 32.4)
Femur
 Crude0.573.6656.31.2777.6
 Adjusted (95% CI)0.80 (0.71 to 0.91)4.49 (4.22 to 4.79)51.2 (47.6 to 55.0)1.69 (1.50 to 1.89)60.7 (54.9 to 67.0)
Forearm/wrist
 Crude0.443.4038.80.8954.9
 Adjusted (95% CI)0.43 (0.38 to 0.49)3.83 (3.60 to 4.07)33.3 (30.8 to 36.0)0.91 (0.80 to 1.04)34.7 (30.5 to 39.5)
  • SNF, skilled-nursing facility; CI, confidence interval.

  • a Fractures for which follow-up was available.

  • b The first hospitalization between 2000 and 2009 for all dialysis patients (excluding those hospitalized for fractures).