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12-07-2016 | Osteoporosis | Book Chapter | Article

9. Fracture Epidemiology Among Individuals 75+

Author: MD, DrPH Heike A. Bischoff-Ferrari

Publisher: Springer International Publishing


Fractures contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality of older individuals. Approximately 75 % of all osteoporotic fractures occur among seniors age 65 and older [1], and 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men age 50 are expected to sustain a fracture in their remaining life time [2].

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