Silver Book Fact

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
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Fifty percent of people who fracture a hip will be unable to walk without assistance.  
  • Two or more vertebral fractures increase risk of a subsequent vertebral fracture by 12-fold.  
  • During the first year after a hip fracture, the average cost in the U.S. ranges from $36,000 to over $47,000 per patient.  
  • The rate of hospitalizations citing an osteoporosis diagnosis and an injury increased 55% between 1995 and 2006  
  • Of those who were ambulatory before their hip fracture, 1 in 5 end up needing long-term care afterwards–a situation that participants in this study said was less desirable than death.