Cross-sectional analysis of association between socioeconomic status and utilization of primary total hip joint replacements 2006-7: Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry Full Text
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 05/04/2012
Brennan SL et al. – Females accounted for 46.9% of the 642 primary THR performed during 2006–7. total hip replacement (THR) utilization per 1,000 person years was 1.9 for males and 1.5 for females. The highest utilization of primary THR was observed in those aged 70–79 years. Overall, the U–shaped pattern of THR across socioeconomic status gave the appearance of bimodality for both males and females, whereby rates were greater for both the most disadvantaged and least disadvantaged groups.