Silver Book Fact

By 2020, an estimated 61 million Americans over the age of 50 will be affected by osteoporosis–14 million will be diagnosed with the disease and 47 million more will have low bone mass, putting them at increased risk for the disease.

National Osteoporosis Foundation. America’s Bone Health: The State of Osteoporosis and Low Bone Mass in Our Nation. Washington, D.C. : National Osteoporosis Foundation; 2002

Reference

Title
America’s Bone Health: The State of Osteoporosis and Low Bone Mass in Our Nation
Publisher
National Osteoporosis Foundation
Publication Date
2002
Authors
National Osteoporosis Foundation

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

Related Facts

  • At the age of 50, a white man has a: 6% chance of experiencing a hip fracture 5% chance of experiencing a vertebral fracture 2.5% chance of experiencing a forearm fracture  
  • Characteristics of hospitalizations citing an osteoporosis diagnosis compared to hospitalizations for all conditions, 2006  
  • 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…  
  • In the United States today, more than 40 million people either already have osteoporosis or are at high risk due to low bone mass.  
  • 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…