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Osteoporosis

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity

  • Percent of men 50 years of age and over with osteoporosis of the hip: 2%
  • Number of men 50 years of age and over with osteoporosis of the hip: 0.8 million
  • Percent of women 50 years of age and over with osteoporosis of the hip: 10%
  • Number of women 50 years of age and over with osteoporosis of the hip: 4.5 million

Source: Key statistics from NHANES (data are for 2005-2006)

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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