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Incidence and Seasonal Variation of Distal Radius Fractures in Korea: a Population-based Study

Title
Incidence and Seasonal Variation of Distal Radius Fractures in Korea: a Population-based Study
Author
이광현
Keywords
Distal Radius Fracture; Epidemiology; Incidence; Seasonal Variation
Issue Date
2018-02
Publisher
KOREAN ACAD MEDICAL SCIENCES
Citation
JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE, v. 33, no. 7, Article no. e48
Abstract
Background: The present study aimed to investigate the incidence and seasonal variation of distal radius fractures (DRFs) in Korea. Methods: We analyzed a nationwide database acquired from the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service from 2011 to 2015. We used International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision codes and procedure codes to identify patients of all ages with newly diagnosed DRFs. Results: An average of about 130,000 DRFs occurred annually in Korea. The incidence of DRF, by age group, was highest in the 10 to 14-year-old age group for males and the highest in the 70s age group for females, with a rapid increase of incidence after 50 years. The peak incidence of DRF occurred during winter; however, the incidence greatly varied annually when compared with that of other seasons. The incidence of DRFs during the winter season was correlated with the average temperature. Conclusion: The annual incidence of DRF was 130,000 in Korea. The incidence increased under an intense cold surge during winter. Active preventive measures are recommended especially in women exceeding 50 years considering the higher incidence in this age group.
URI
https://jkms.org/DOIx.php?id=10.3346/jkms.2018.33.e48https://repository.hanyang.ac.kr/handle/20.500.11754/117376
ISSN
1011-8934; 1598-6357
DOI
10.3346/jkms.2018.33.e48
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