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By 2020, an estimated 61 million Americans over the age of 50 will be affected by osteoporosis–14 million will be diagnosed with the disease and 47 million more will have low bone mass, putting them at increased risk for the disease.

National Osteoporosis Foundation. America’s Bone Health: The State of Osteoporosis and Low Bone Mass in Our Nation. Washington, D.C. : National Osteoporosis Foundation; 2002

Reference

Title
America’s Bone Health: The State of Osteoporosis and Low Bone Mass in Our Nation
Publisher
National Osteoporosis Foundation
Publication Date
2002
Authors
National Osteoporosis Foundation

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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