Hip protectors v no hip protectors in elderly people living in the community or in institutional care (data from individually randomised trials only)*

OutcomesNumber of trials (n)Hip protectorsNo hip protectorsRRI (95% CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRI, RRR, and CI calculated from data in article.
Hip fractures8 (6561)3.8%3.4%4% (−34 to 20)
Pelvic fractures7 (6490)0.8%0.7%4% (−69 to 46)
Mortality5 (5576)13%12%5% (−9 to 18)
Other fractures7 (6490)5.4%6.8%15% (−5 to 30)