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America’s Bone Health: The State of Osteoporosis and Low Bone Mass in Our Nation

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    • Of the 34 million Americans with low bone mass–around 22 million (65%) are women and 12 million (35%) are men.  
    • Osteoporosis affects an estimated 44 million Americans over the age of 50–10 million have been diagnosed with the disease and 34 million more are estimated to have low bone mass,…  
    • The number of men over the age of 50 and diagnosed with osteoporosis or at risk for the disease, will increase from 14 million in 2002 to over 17 million…  
    • The number of women over the age of 50 and diagnosed with osteoporosis or at risk for the disease, will increase from 30 million in 2002 to more than 35…  
    • 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…  
    • 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…  
    • 55% of the 50 and older population has osteoporosis or low bone mass.  
    • Of the 10 million Americans with osteoporosis–close to 8 million (80%) are women and over 2 million (20%) are men.  
    • 4 out of 5 people with osteoporosis are women.