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Osteoporotic fractures affect 1.5 million per year in US
Vertebrae fractures ~ 700,000 people per year
Hip fractures affect ~ 300,000 per year
Wrist fractures ~ 250,000 per year
Of the people who suffer from osteoporosis, 20 percent die within a year after sustaining a hip fracture Prevent Falls Hip Fracture: Highest Morbidity & Mortality The Physical Consequences of Fractures
A woman's chances of dying from an osteoporosis related fracture is greater than her risk of cervical, uterine and breast cancer combined
Ms. Young's mother had osteoporosis. She is concerned about her own risk of osteoporosis. Her health history revealed a diet low in calcium and an inactive lifestyle most of her life. She is white, 65 years old, and small-framed. She has hypothyroidism.