Silver Book Fact

Osteoporosis prevalence among Mexican American, Non-Hispanic White, and women >80 years old

Osteoporosis is most common among:

  • Mexican American women (20.4%)
  • Non-Hispanic white women (15.8%)
  • and women aged 80 and older (34.9%).

Hansen D, Bazell C, Pelizzari P, Pyenson B. Medicare Cost of Osteoporotic Fractures. Milliman Research Report. 2019; https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c0860aff793924efe2230f3/t/5d76b949deb7e9086ee3d7dd/1568061771769/Medicare+Cost+of+Osteoporotic+Fractures+20190827.pdf

Reference

Title
Medicare Cost of Osteoporotic Fractures
Publication
Milliman Research Report
Publication Date
2019
Authors
Hansen D, Bazell C, Pelizzari P, Pyenson B
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor
  • Today's Older Population

Related Facts

  • By 2030, an estimated 11.9 million American adults will have osteoporosis.  
  • Of the 10 million Americans with osteoporosis–close to 8 million (80%) are women and over 2 million (20%) are men.  
  • The average age of patients with injurious osteoporosis was 79.5 years in 2006–more than 21 years older than the average hospitalization (58.1 years).  
  • By 2010, an estimated 52 million Americans over the age of 50 will be affected by osteoporosis–12 million will be diagnosed with the disease and 40 million more will have…  
  • Four months after a hip fracture, less than 20% of patients recovered their prefracture competence in activities.