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In a National Osteoporosis Foundation survey of women who had already had an osteoporotic fracture:

  • 89% feared breaking another bone
  • 80% were afraid they would be less able to perform daily activities
  • 80% feared losing their independence
  • 73% were concerned they would have to reduce activities with family and friends
  • 68% worried that another fracture would result in them needing a nursing home

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A report of the surgeon general. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General; 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK45513/

Reference

Title
Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A report of the surgeon general
Publisher
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General
Publication Date
2004
Authors
United States Department of Health and Human Services
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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