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1 in 2 women, and 1 in 4 men, over the age of 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture during their lifetime.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). Handout on Health: Osteoporosis. NIH Pub. No. 07-5158; 2007. http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone/Osteoporosis/osteoporosis_hoh.asp

Reference

Title
Handout on Health: Osteoporosis
Publisher
NIH Pub. No. 07-5158
Publication Date
2007
Authors
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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