International Data

Osteoporosis takes a huge personal and economic toll. In Europe, the disability due to osteoporosis is greater than that caused by cancers (with the exception of lung cancer) and is comparable or greater than that lost to a variety of chronic non-communicable diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and high blood pressure related heart disease.

A prior fracture is associated with an 86% increased risk of any fracture.

Although low BMD confers increased risk for fracture, most fractures occur in postmenopausal women and elderly men at moderate risk.

An IOF (International Osteoporosis Foundation) survey, conducted in 11 countries, showed denial of personal risk by postmenopausal women.

General International Data On Osteoporosis

  • Worldwide, osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually, resulting in an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds.
  • Osteoporosis is estimated to affect 200 million women worldwide - approximately one-tenth of women aged 60, one-fifth of women aged 70, two-fifths of women aged 80 and two-thirds of women aged 90.
  • 1 in 3 women over 50 will experience osteoporotic fractures, as will 1 in 5 men
  • A 10% loss of bone mass in the vertebrae can double the risk of vertebral fractures, and similarly, a 10% loss of bone mass in the hip can result in a 2.5 times greater risk of hip fracture.
  • By 2050, the worldwide incidence of hip fracture in men is projected to increase by 310% and 240% in women.
  • The combined lifetime risk for hip, forearm and vertebral fractures coming to clinical attention is around 40%, equivalent to the risk for cardiovascular disease.

 

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