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Table 2 Primary causes of death

From: Co-morbidities, complications and causes of death among people with femoral neck fracture – a three-year follow-up study

Cause of death During hospitalization Between discharge and 4 months Between 4 and 12 months Between 12 and 36 months Total
Cardiovascular 0 1 2 16 19
Dementia 0 0 4 14 18
Hip fracture 11 3 0 1 15
Cancer 0 2 3 5 10
Cerebrovascular 0 0 1 3 4
Infection 1 0 0 1 2
Deep infection 0 0 0 2 2
Renal failure 1 0 1 0 2
Fracture 0 1 1 0 2
Gastrointestinal bleeding 1 0 0 0 1
Ruptured aortic aneurysm 0 0 0 1 1
Parkinson’s disease 0 0 0 1 1
Pancreatitis 0 0 0 1 1
Gangrene 0 1 0 0 1
Sum 14 8 12 45 79
Autopsy 7 2 1 4 15