Epidemiology of hip fracture in Qatar and development of a country specific FRAX model

Nabeel Abdulla, Omar Suhail Alsaed, Abdo Lutf, Fiaz Alam, Ibrahim Abdulmomen, Samar Al Emadi, Nicholas C. Harvey, Enwu Liu, Liesbeth Vandenput, Mattias Lorentzon, Eugene McCloskey, John A. Kanis, Helena Johansson

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Abstract

Summary: Hip fracture data were retrieved from electronical medical records for the years 2017–2019 in the State of Qatar and used to create a FRAX® model to facilitate fracture risk assessment. Hip fracture rates were comparable with estimates from Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, and Kuwait but fracture probabilities varied due to differences in mortality. Objective: This paper describes the epidemiology of osteoporotic fractures in the State of Qatar that was used to develop the country-specific fracture prediction FRAX® tool. Methods: Hip fracture data were retrieved from electronic medical records for the years 2017–2019 in the State of Qatar. The age and sex specific incidence of hip fracture in Qatari residents and national mortality rates were used to create a FRAX® model. Fracture probabilities were compared with those from neighboring countries having FRAX models. Results: Hip fracture rates were comparable with estimates from Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait. In contrast, probabilities of a major osteoporotic fracture or hip fracture were lower in Qatar than in Kuwait but higher than those in Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia due to differences in mortality. Conclusion: The FRAX model should enhance accuracy of determining fracture probability among the Qatari population and help guide decisions about treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number49
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Osteoporosis
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Fracture probability
  • FRAX
  • Hip fracture
  • Qatar

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