Health Indicator Report of Hip Fracture Hospitalization Rate among Older Adults
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.
NotesThis is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective OA-1a.
- Population Estimates, State Data Center, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
- Uniform Billing Patient Summary, Division of Health Care Quality and Assessment, New Jersey Department of Health
DefinitionThe annual hospitalization rate as a result of fractures to the hip among older adults ages 65 years and older per 100,000 population.
NumeratorNumber of hospitalizations due to hip fractures among persons ages 65 and older per year
DenominatorNumber of persons ages 65 and older in the population
Healthy People Objective: Reduce hip fractures among older adultsU.S. Target: Females: 741.2 hospitalizations per 100,000 population (age-adjusted); Males: 418.4 hospitalizations per 100,000 population (age-adjusted)
State Target: Females: 681.7 hospitalizations per 100,000 population (age-specific); Males: 351.1 hospitalizations per 100,000 population (age-specific)
Other ObjectivesObjective OA-1: Reduce the rate (per 100,000 population) of hip fractures among older adults aged 65 years and older to 681.7 among females and 351.1 among males.
What Is Being Done?Each September, the New Jersey Department of Human Services' (NJDHS) Division of Aging Services and a statewide Fall Prevention Coalition coordinate Fall Prevention Week to promote awareness of the impact of falls and strategies for reducing risk. Efforts are also in place to provide people at risk for falls with opportunities to learn about prevention and practice healthy behaviors. In collaboration with community partners, the NJDHS Division of Aging Services is building statewide capacity for local delivery of evidence-based fall prevention programs such as A Matter of Balance and Project Healthy Bones. In addition, a one-hour curriculum on fall prevention is available for health educators to use for community education (training required). http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/services/fallprev/
Available ServicesA Matter of Balance: http://nj.gov/humanservices/doas/services/balance/index.html Project Healthy Bones: http://nj.gov/humanservices/doas/services/phb/index.html Fall Prevention Educational Materials: http://nj.gov/humanservices/doas/services/fallprev/
Health Program InformationThe NJDHS Division of Aging Services' HealthEASE program includes program coordination, as well as physical activity, health education, and coordinated screening components designed specifically for adults over the age of sixty. Components and related programs include group exercise, fall prevention education, management of concerns about falling, and bone density testing. http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/services/healthease/
Page Content Updated On 08/17/2016, Published on 03/09/2017