Osteoporosis  /  Future Economic Burden

More than 54 million Americans face the threat of osteoporosis; which causes more than 2 million fractures each year. These fractures can have a profound impact on quality of life—often leading to pain, disability, loss of independence, and even death—and cost the U.S. an estimated billion each year. Fortunately, scientists are continuing to make exciting breakthroughs that are helping to keep bones healthy and prevent debilitating fractures. The Alliance for Aging Research partnered with the National Osteoporosis Foundation to produce this volume.

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    • Over the next 20 years, the non-White population will comprise a growing proportion of the costs of osteoporosis-related fractures, increasing from $1.9 billion (12% of total costs) in 2005, to…  
    • The cumulative cost of incident fractures is predicted to rise from $209 billion during the 10-year period of 2006 to 2015, to $228 for the 10-year period of 2016 to…  
    • During the 10-year period of 2006 to 2015,annual costs of osteoporosis will increase by more than 20%.  
    • By 2025, annual direct costs from osteoporosis are estimated to rise to around $25.3 billion.