Hip Fracture - 2
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Most falls happen to women in their homes in the afternoon.
For those living independently before a hip fracture, 15 to 25 percent will still be in long-term care institutions a year after their fracture.
Individuals who have a hip fracture are 5 to 20 percent more likely to die in the first year following that injury than others in this age group.
Nine out of 10 hip fractures in older Americans are the result of a fall.
More than 90 percent of hip fractures are associated with osteoporosis.