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Table 1 Prevalence of neck fracture, mean ages, and indices of regional environment and background in each district

From: Urban versus rural differences in the occurrence of hip fractures in Japan’s Kyoto prefecture during 2008–2010: a comparison of femoral neck and trochanteric fractures

Area Urban Rural
Medical district   As a whole*  
Kyoto-Otokuni   Tango Chutan Nantan Yamashiro Kita
Neck fracture,%a 51.7 41.9 34.2 42.5 46.2 41.6
Mean age, y Hip fractureb 83.1 84.2 85.3 84.2 83.5 84.3
Neck fracturec 81.7 82.9 83.2 82.8 82.6 83.3
Trochanteric fractured 84.6 85.2 86.4 85.2 84.3 85.0
Age distribution,% 65-74 y 53.2 51.8 43.9 45.6 49.5 59.0
75-84 y 34.2 34.7 38.8 38.5 36.0 30.6
≥ 85 y 12.6 13.5 17.3 15.9 14.5 10.4
Elderly (≥65 years old) living alone,% 20.9 14.5 14.2 16.6 12.3 14.2
Elderly (≥65 years old) living with aged spouse only,% 44.4 46.9 52.7 49.1 46.0 44.6
Population density,/km2† 1,886.0 124.8 164.4 125.3 1,729.9 434.9
Primary industry’s working population among persons at work,% Total (1985) 1.4 9.9 14.8 15.0 14.1 3.2
Total (2010) 0.8 4.3 8.1 5.7 6.8 1.8
Primary industry’s working population,% ≥ 65 y (2010) 0.7 4.9 7.2 7.1 8.0 1.7
≥ 75 y (2010) 0.6 4.8 6.2 6.6 7.0 1.7
Doctors/100,000 people§ Total 359.2 174.3 152.6 209.2 170.2 164.9
Orthopedics 22.4 15.4 17.2 15.2 17.4 14.4
  1. aStatistical differences were seen between urban and rural areas as a whole (P < .0001), Tango and Chutan (P < .05), Tango and Nantan (P < .005), Tango and Kyoto-Otokuni (P < .001), Chutan and Kyoto-Otokuni (P < .001), and Kyoto-Otokuni and Yamashiro Kita (P < .001).
  2. bStatistical differences were seen between urban and rural areas as a whole (P < .0005), Tango and Chutan (P < .05), Tango and Nantan (P < .005), Tango and Kyoto-Otokuni (P < .0001), Chutan and Kyoto-Otokuni (P < .005), and Kyoto-Otokuni and Yamashiro Kita (P < .01).
  3. cStatistical differences were seen between Chutan and Kyoto-Otokuni (P < .05) and Kyoto-Otokuni and Yamashiro Kita (P < .05). No statistical difference was seen between urban and rural areas.
  4. dStatistical differences were seen between Tango and Nantan (P < .005), Tango and Kyoto-Otokuni (P < .005), and Tango and Yamashiro Kita (P < .05). No statistical difference was seen between urban and rural areas.
  5. *Yamashiro Minami medical district was excluded.
  6. Source: National Census, 2010.
  7. Source: National Census, 1985.
  8. §Source: Doctors, Dentists and Pharmacists Survey, 2010.