The epidemiology of hip fracture in Asia: An update

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Conclusions

1. The incidence of hip fracture is increasing in urbanized parts of Asia.

2. The incidence of hip fracture in Asian populations is still only 60% of that in Caucasians.

3. The lower incidence of hip fracture in Asian populations is not due to a higher bone mineral density, but may be due to a shorter hip axis length.

4. A low dietary calcium intake, lack of physical activity and falls are important risk factors for hip fracture in Chinese.