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Table 2 Medical utilization for subjects with a pathologic fracture of an identifiable location in Taiwan, 2008 (valid n = 3003)

From: Treatment incidence of and medical utilization for hospitalized subjects with pathologic fractures in Taiwan-Survey of the 2008 National Health Insurance data

  Medical Cost ($NT), mean, (S.D.)   Length of Stay (days), mean, (S.D.)  
  In general Female Male   In general Female Male  
Fracture location cases mean (S.D.) cases mean (S.D.) cases mean (S.D.) P* cases mean (S.D.) cases mean (S.D.) cases mean (S.D.) P*
Pathological Fx of Humerus 154 353,575 407,372 76 360,005 346,344 78 347,309 461,335 0.357 154 43.9 42.9 76 48.3 45.7 78 39.6 39.8 0.402
Pathological Fx of Distal Radius/Ulna 18 293,803 387,673 11 178,740 210,325 7 474,616 538,219 0.009 18 31.1 32.9 11 21.0 19.0 7 47.0 44.5 0.020
Pathological Fx of Vertebrae 2424 200,015 256,668 1,451 186,175 245,394 973 220,654 271,435 0.005 2424 29.4 34.4 1,451 26.3 30.3 973 33.9 39.4 0.000
Pathological Fx of Neck of Femur 254 307,807 284,991 139 303,879 248,781 115 312,555 324,480 0.324 254 43.3 41.2 139 45.7 42.7 115 40.4 39.5 0.327
Pathological Fx of Other Part of Femur 128 340,675 352,755 69 350,874 394,534 59 328,747 299,516 0.270 128 42.4 38.1 69 43.5 42.4 59 41.3 32.7 0.165
Pathological Fx of Tibia and Fibula 25 300,888 316,227 11 290,137 309,024 14 309,335 333,140 0.451 25 42.0 32.8 11 43.6 26.5 14 40.6 38.0 0.119
  1. S.D.: standard deviation
  2. *Descriptive comparison of differences between genders was performed by the independent t-test.