Silver Book Fact

The risk of death in the first few weeks after hip fracture is 10 times more than the expected death rate.

U.S. 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
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • By 2030, an estimated 11.9 million American adults will have osteoporosis.  
  • Women who experience a vertebral fracture are 2 to 3 times more likely to die of pulmonary causes than women without a fracture.  
  • 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%…  
  • The rate of hospitalizations citing an osteoporosis diagnosis and an injury increased 55% between 1995 and 2006  
  • By 2030, an estimated 64.3 million American adults will have low bone mass.