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Table 4 Rate of prophylactic fixation in the Medicare population with skeletal metastases per 10,000

From: The burden of metastatic disease of the femur on the Medicare system

Year <65 group 65+ group Total
2005 84.85 95.84 94.60
2006 96.69 100.96 100.47
2007 93.67 100.82 100.00
2008 107.80 95.06 96.60
2009 89.92 92.70 92.36
2010 89.76 81.82 82.83
2011 84.23 81.47 81.83
2012 89.78 81.65 82.72
r2 0.05 0.78 0.74
p value 0.60 0.004 0.006
Co (LCL; UCL) −0.68 (−3.69; 2.32) −3.05 (−4.67; −1.43) −2.76 (−4.41; −1.12)
  1. Italic values indicate statistically significance at p < 0.05