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Table 1 Basic characteristics of all humeral fractures, divided into segments

From: Epidemiology and patho-anatomical pattern of 2,011 humeral fractures: data from the Swedish Fracture Register

   Proximal Shaft Distal Total
Gender Male, N (%) 422 (27) 121 (46) 47 (28) 590 (29)
Female, N (%) 1160 (73) 141 (54) 120 (72) 1421 (71)
Total, N (%) 1582 (100) 262 (100) 167 (100) 2011 (100)
Age, yrs ≤50, N (%) 216 (14) 83 (32) 35 (21) 334 (17)
>50, N (%) 1366 (86) 179 (68) 132 (79) 1677 (83)
Side Left, N (%) 849 (54) 132 (50) 96 (57) 1077 (54)
Right, N (%) 733 (46) 130 (50) 71 (43) 934 (46)
Fracture Open, N (%) 3 (0.2) 6 (2.3) 16 (9.6) 25 (1.2)
Pathological, N (%) 5 (0.3) 19 (7.3) 3 (1.8) 27 (1.3)
Mean age Male, yrs (range) 61.8 (16–95) 49.5 (16–91) 57.7 (16–96) 58.9 (16–96)
Female, yrs (range) 70.5 (18–103) 68.1 (17–98) 68.4 (18–100) 70.1 (17–103)
  1. N number, yrs years