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

  • Women who experience a vertebral fracture are 2 to 3 times more likely to die of pulmonary causes than women without a fracture.  
  • In 2006, injuries were recorded in 1/4 of all hospital patients with an osteoporosis diagnosis. Pathological fractures (i.e. spontaneous and stress fractures), hip fractures, and fractures of the ribs, vertebrae…  
  • In a National Osteoporosis Foundation survey of women who had already had an osteoporotic fracture: 89% feared breaking another bone 80% were afraid they would be less able to perform daily activities 80%…  
  • 1 in 2 women, and 1 in 4 men, over the age of 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture during their lifetime.  
  • Osteoporosis accounts for close to 14% of all nursing home days.