Table 1

Description of the patients with RA who suffered a hip fracture episode in Spain, between 1999 and 2015 and a comparison by sex

TotalWomenMenP value
n (%)6657 (100)5609 (84.2)1048 (15.7)<0.001
Mean age (SD)77.54 (9.6)77.76 (9.4)76.37 (11.5)<0.001
ALHS, days (SD)13.96 (12.8)13.98 (12.2)13.82 (15.8)0.716
Mean Charlson Comorbidity Index (SD)1.66 (1.08)1.59 (0.7)2.03 (1.48)<0.001
Diabetes mellitus (%)1006 (15.1)840 (15)166 (15.8)0.481
Dementia (%)212 (3.2)185 (3.3)27 (2.6)0.25
Dead during admission, n (%)326 (4.9)247 (4.4)79 (7.5)<0.001
  • ALHS, average length of hospital stay; RA, rheumatoid arthritis.