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.