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Osteoporosis

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity

  • Percent of adults 50 years of age and over with osteoporosis of the femur neck: 5%
  • Percent of adults 50 years of age and over with osteoporosis of the lumbar spine: 6%
  • Percent of men 50 years of age and over with osteoporosis of the femur neck or lumbar spine: 4%
  • Percent of women 50 years of age and over with osteoporosis of the femur neck or lumbar spine: 16%

Source: Osteoporosis or Low Bone Mass at the Femur Neck or Lumbar Spine in Older Adults: United States, 2005–2008

Health care use: Hospital inpatient care

  • Number of discharges with hip (neck of femur) fractures as the first-listed diagnosis: 306,000
  • Average length of stay: 5.8 days

Source: National Hospital Discharge Survey: 2010 table, Average length of stay and days of care – Number and rate of discharges by first-listed diagnostic categories [PDF - 58 KB]

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