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Hip Fracture Hospitalizations among Older Adults by Year, Females, New Jersey, 2009 to 2020

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Why Is This Important?

Hip fractures are considered to be one important proxy measure for the presence of osteoporosis, as well as a major consequence of this condition. Hospitalization rates from this cause are monitored in the absence of surveillance sources for osteoporosis.


The annual hospitalization rate as a result of fractures to the hip among older adults ages 65 years and older per 100,000 population.

Data Notes

This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective OA-1a.

Data Sources

How the Measure is Calculated

  • Numerator:

    Number of hospitalizations due to hip fractures among persons ages 65 and older per year
  • Denominator:

    Number of persons ages 65 and older in the population

Data Issues

'''Overall Discharge Volume in 2020: ''' Hospital claim volume for the 2020 calendar year was markedly lower (19.9%) than for 2019, mostly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This reduction was seen in both inpatient discharges (8.2% lower claim volume than 2019) and emergency department visits (27.3% lower claim volume than 2019). This was likely the result of hospital care being redirected to address the care for COVID-19 patients while elective surgeries and other outpatient care services were being postponed. '''ICD Coding between 2015 and 2016: ''' The nationwide switch from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM hospital diagnosis coding on October 1, 2015 disrupted trends for some diseases and conditions. Interpret trend data in this report with caution. Also note that New Jersey's data for October through December, 2015 was recoded to ICD-9-CM so that entire year of data was coded the same way.

Related Health Objectives and Indicators

  • Health Initiative: HNJ2020

    Healthy NJ 2020 Objective OA-1a

    NJ Target: Reduce hip fractures among women age 65 years and older to 601.2 per 100,000 population for the total population, 195.3 for Asians, 217.7 for Blacks, 263.7 for Hispanics, and 787.8 for Whites by 2020

    Healthy NJ 2020 Objective OA-1b

    NJ Target: Reduce hip fractures among men age 65 years and older to 310.5 per 100,000 population for the total population, 95.4 for Asians, 197.5 for Blacks, 130.5 for Hispanics, and 360.9 for Whites by 2020

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Indicator Data Last Updated On 02/10/2022, Published on 06/10/2024
Health Care Quality Assessment, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360, e-mail: (