Silver Book Fact

By 2020, an estimated 10.7 million American adults will have osteoporosis.

National Osteoporosis Foundation. The 2010 Burden of Osteoporosis and Low Bone Mass among Residents of the U.S. Age 50 and Older; April 2013. http://www.nof.org/news/1009

Reference

Title
The 2010 Burden of Osteoporosis and Low Bone Mass among Residents of the U.S. Age 50 and Older
Publication Date
April 2013
Authors
National Osteoporosis Foundation
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Half of people who fracture a hip will never be able to walk again without assistance.  
  • Of the 34 million Americans with low bone mass–around 22 million (65%) are women and 12 million (35%) are men.  
  • In 2006, treatments of hip and leg fractures and dislocations were performed in 16.4% of all injurious osteoporosis hospital stays, and 8.1% of these stays noted a hip replacement.  
  • Hip fracture raises the risk of mortality by 2.8 to 4 times during the first 3 months after the fracture.  
  • From 2001 to 2003, about 2.39 million fractures occurred among women aged 65 and older with osteoporosis–this cost Medicare $12.96 billion.