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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% feared losing their independence
  • 73% were concerned they would have to reduce activities with family and friends
  • 68% worried that another fracture would result in them needing a nursing home

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A report of the surgeon general. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General; 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK45513/

Reference

Title
Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A report of the surgeon general
Publisher
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General
Publication Date
2004
Authors
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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