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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 over $4.7 billion (19% of total) by 2025.

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
  • Future Economic Burden

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