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An estimated 30% of postmenopausal white women have osteoporosis and 54% have osteopenia. By the age of 80, that number increases to an estimated 70% of white women with osteoporosis and 27% with osteopenia.

Melton J. How Many Women Have Osteoporosis Now?. J Bone Miner Res. 1995; 10(2): 175-7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pubmed&uid=7754796&cmd=showdetailview&indexed=google

Reference

Title
How Many Women Have Osteoporosis Now?
Publication
J Bone Miner Res
Publication Date
1995
Authors
Melton J
Volume & Issue
Volume 10, Issue 2
Pages
175-7
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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