Ethnic and geographic variations in the epidemiology of childhood fractures in the United Kingdom

Rebecca J. Moon, Nicholas C. Harvey, Elizabeth M. Curtis, Frank de Vries, Tjeerd van Staa, Cyrus Cooper*

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Background: Fractures are common in childhood, and there is considerable variation in the reported incidence across European countries, but few data relating to ethnic and geographic differences within a single country. We therefore aimed to determine the incidence of childhood fractures in the United Kingdom (UK), and to describe age-, ethnicity- and region- specific variations. Methods: The Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) contains anonymised electronic health records for approximately 7% of the UK population. The occurrence of a fracture between 1988 and 2012 was determined from the CPRD for all individuals
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-14
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016


  • Fracture
  • Children
  • Epidemiology
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ethnicity
  • CPRD

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