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Hip fractures account for 72% of total costs related to osteoporosis related fractures.

Burge R, Dawson-Hughes B, Solomon D, et al. Incidence and Economic Burden of Osteoporosis-Related Fractures in the United States, 2005-2025. J Bone Miner Res. 2007; 22(3): 465-75. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17144789

Reference

Title
Incidence and Economic Burden of Osteoporosis-Related Fractures in the United States, 2005-2025
Publication
J Bone Miner Res
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Burge R, Dawson-Hughes B, Solomon D, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 22, Issue 3
Pages
465-75
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Around 1 in 5 people who experience a hip fracture die within a year.  
  • In the United States today, more than 40 million people either already have osteoporosis or are at high risk due to low bone mass.  
  • The annual number of osteoporosis-related fractures is expected to rise by almost 50% to more than 3 million by 2025.  
  • The rate of hospitalizations citing an osteoporosis diagnosis and an injury increased 55% between 1995 and 2006  
  • At the age of 50, a white woman has a: 17.5% chance of experiencing a hip fracture 15.6% chance of experiencing a vertebral fracture 16% chance of experiencing a forearm fracture