Hip fracture much deadlier for men than women

Men are much more likely than women to die after a hip fracture, with as many as one in three not surviving beyond a year, an Australian study shows.

About 30% men of living at home die within 12 months of their injury compared with about 14% of women, according to results from a study by Associate Professor Mellick Chehade, an orthopaedic trauma consultant at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Data from 728 patients with