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Table 2 Numbers of fractures in women with and without RA (1994–96) in the Barwon Statistical Division, stratified by year of data ascertainment

From: Rheumatoid arthritis and incident fracture in women: a case–control study

  Rheumatoid arthritis (cases) Non-rheumatoid arthritis (controls)
Year RA population at risk Fracture numbers (%) Population at risk* Fracture numbers (%)**
1994 319 3 (0.94%) 57,491 601 (1.04%)
1995 333 5 (1.50%) 57,477 690 (1.20%)
1996 356 11 (3.09%) 57,454 690 (1.20%)
Total 1,008 19 (1.88%) 172,422 1,981 (1.15%)
  1. *Control population figures were extrapolated using 1996 Census data [15].
  2. **Raw fractures figures were ascertained for 1994–1996 from Sanders et al. [18].
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