Silver Book Fact

One study found that women age 65 and older who suffered a vertebral fracture were more than twice as likely to suffer back pain than women who hadn’t.

Nevitt M, Ettinger B, Black D, et al. The Association of Radiographically Detected Vertebral Fractures with Back Pain and Function: A prospective study. Ann Intern Med. 1998; 128(10): 793-800. http://www.annals.org/cgi/content/abstract/128/10/793

Reference

Title
The Association of Radiographically Detected Vertebral Fractures with Back Pain and Function: A prospective study
Publication
Ann Intern Med
Publication Date
1998
Authors
Nevitt M, Ettinger B, Black D, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 128, Issue 10
Pages
793-800
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • A study that measured QALY (Quality Adjusted Life Year) reductions in people suffering from osteoporotic fractures found reductions ranging from 0.05 to 0.55 on a scale of 0 (represents death)…  
  • More than 48 million American adults have low bone mass–putting them at increased risk for osteoporosis and broken bones.  
  • 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%…  
  • Fifty percent of people who fracture a hip will be unable to walk without assistance.  
  • One study found that women age 65 and older who suffered a vertebral fracture were more than twice as likely to suffer back pain than women who hadn’t.