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EPIDEMIOLOGY OF OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPOROTIC FRACTURES

EPIDEMIOLOGY OF OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPOROTIC FRACTURES Vol. 7,1985 EPIDEMIOLOGIC REVIEWS Copyright © 1985 by The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health Printed in U.S.A. All rights reserved EPIDEMIOLOGY OF OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPOROTIC FRACTURES 1 2 3 STEVEN R. CUMMINGS, JENNIFER L. KELSEY, MICHAEL C. NEVITT, AND KENNETH J. O'DOWD decade in all populations studied so far, so MAGNITUDE OF THE PROBLEM that bone loss may be considered an almost Osteoporosis and associated fractures are universal phenomenon of aging (3-21). common in Western countries, especially Osteoporosis predisposes to fractures of among elderly white women. In the United the hip (22-24), vertebrae (17, 25-29), dis- States alone, the total cost of osteoporosis tal forearm (Colles' fractures) (30, 31), hu- and osteoporotic fractures was estimated to merus (32), pelvis (33), and other, less com- be 6.1 billion dollars in 1983 (1). In addition mon types of fractures (23, 34). With suf- to enormous economic costs, these frac- ficient force of injury, these fractures can tures cause considerable disability and occur in anyone, but they are considered to many premature deaths. As the number of be "osteoporotic" when they occur in the elderly increases, so will the magnitude of elderly or as the result of minimal http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Epidemiologic Reviews Oxford University Press

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Oxford University Press
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© 1985 by The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health
ISSN
0193-936X
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1478-6729
DOI
10.1093/oxfordjournals.epirev.a036281
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Vol. 7,1985 EPIDEMIOLOGIC REVIEWS Copyright © 1985 by The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health Printed in U.S.A. All rights reserved EPIDEMIOLOGY OF OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPOROTIC FRACTURES 1 2 3 STEVEN R. CUMMINGS, JENNIFER L. KELSEY, MICHAEL C. NEVITT, AND KENNETH J. O'DOWD decade in all populations studied so far, so MAGNITUDE OF THE PROBLEM that bone loss may be considered an almost Osteoporosis and associated fractures are universal phenomenon of aging (3-21). common in Western countries, especially Osteoporosis predisposes to fractures of among elderly white women. In the United the hip (22-24), vertebrae (17, 25-29), dis- States alone, the total cost of osteoporosis tal forearm (Colles' fractures) (30, 31), hu- and osteoporotic fractures was estimated to merus (32), pelvis (33), and other, less com- be 6.1 billion dollars in 1983 (1). In addition mon types of fractures (23, 34). With suf- to enormous economic costs, these frac- ficient force of injury, these fractures can tures cause considerable disability and occur in anyone, but they are considered to many premature deaths. As the number of be "osteoporotic" when they occur in the elderly increases, so will the magnitude of elderly or as the result of minimal

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Epidemiologic ReviewsOxford University Press

Published: Jan 1, 1985

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