Patients with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) may be at elevated risk for hip fracture, according to a new study published online in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Analyzing 2010 data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, researchers led by Glenn M. Chertow, MD, MPH, of Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, CA, found that the age-standardized incidence (per 1,000 person-year) of hip fracture was 1.81 among patients with nondialysis CKD compared with 1.18 for patients with normal or near normal kidney function. The incidence was highest (3.89) in patients with end-stage renal disease.