Epidemiology of osteoporosis

Jordan, K.M. and Cooper, C. (2002) Epidemiology of osteoporosis. Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology, 16, (5), 795-806. (doi:10.1053/berh.2002.0264).


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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/berh.2002.0264


Osteoporosis is a major public health problem through its association with fracture. The problem may be alleviated substantially by appropriate early intervention before fracture occurs.

This chapter discusses the epidemiology of osteoporosis and addresses the following questions: How should osteoporosis be defined? What is the incidence and prevalence of osteoporosis and fracture? Is there geographical variation in the occurrence of osteoporosis? What are the risk factors for osteoporosis and do they explain the occurrence of osteoporosis and osteoporotic fracture?

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1521-6942 (print)
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Keywords: osteoporosis, epidemiology, hip fracture, vertebral fracture, bone mineral density
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Q Science > QR Microbiology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
ePrint ID: 25677
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 02:25
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/25677

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