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Around 70% of all osteoporosis-related fractures occur in patients age 65 and older.

Burge, Russel T, Bess Dawson-Hughes, Alison B King, Daniel H Solomon, Anna Tosteson, and John B Wong. 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, Russel T, Bess Dawson-Hughes, Alison B King, Daniel H Solomon, Anna Tosteson, and John B Wong
Volume & Issue
Volume 22, Issue 3
Pages
465-75
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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  • By 2020, more than 50% of Americans over the age of 50 will be diagnosed with or at risk of developing osteoporosis.  
  • Each year, osteoporotic fractures in the U.S. lead to: >432,000 hospital admissions ~2.5 million medical office visits ~180,000 nursing home admissions  
  • By 2030, an estimated 11.9 million American adults will have osteoporosis.  
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