Silver Book Fact

At the age of 50, a white woman has a:

  • 17.5% chance of experiencing a hip fracture
  • 15.6% chance of experiencing a vertebral fracture
  • 16% chance of experiencing a forearm fracture

Melton J. Who Has Osteoporosis? A conflict between clinical and public health perspectives. JBMR. 2000; 15: 2309-14. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11127196

Reference

Title
Who Has Osteoporosis? A conflict between clinical and public health perspectives
Publication
JBMR
Publication Date
2000
Authors
Melton J
Pages
2309-14
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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