How Common is Osteoporosis?

  • Four out of five people with osteoporosis are women.
  • Fifty percent of women over age 45 are affected by osteoporosis.
  • Ninety percent of women over age 75 are affected by osteoporosis.
  • More than 25,000 hip fractures result from osteoporosis each year.
  • Complications such as blood clots after surgery result in death in almost 20 percent of all hip fractures.
  • Almost 25 percent of people suffering from a hip fracture will end up in a nursing home.