Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014) Estimating the prevalence of osteoporosis in Australia, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 06 June 2023.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2014). Estimating the prevalence of osteoporosis in Australia. Canberra: AIHW.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Estimating the prevalence of osteoporosis in Australia. AIHW, 2014.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Estimating the prevalence of osteoporosis in Australia. Canberra: AIHW; 2014.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2014, Estimating the prevalence of osteoporosis in Australia, AIHW, Canberra.
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This report presents information about the prevalence and impact of osteoporosis in Australians aged 50 and over. A broad range of data sources show that osteoporosis prevalence markedly increases with age and is more common in women than in men. Osteoporosis is one of several risk factors for minimal trauma fracture, with minimal trauma fracture of the hip being one of the most serious possible outcomes of osteoporosis. Although the rate of minimal trauma hip fracture for people aged 50 and over has decreased over the last ten years, the number of hip fractures continues to increase due to the increasing number of older adults in Australia.
Osteoporosis, a common condition among older people, causes bones to become weak. Until a minimal trauma fracture occurs, osteoporosis has no obvious symptoms and so many cases go undiagnosed. Therefore, it is difficult to determine the true prevalence of the condition (that is, the number of people with the condition).
This report presents information about the prevalence and impact of osteoporosis in Australia using data gathered for Australian men and women aged 50 and over.
No single source of information was found to provide definitive prevalence estimates of osteoporosis in Australia. Collectively, the data show broadly similar patterns of osteoporosis prevalence in the self-reported national surveys and smaller epidemiological studies. The prevalence of osteoporosis increased markedly with increasing age and was higher in women than in men in each age group.
Preliminary material: Acknowledgments; Abbreviations
Appendix A: Data sources
Appendix B: Additional table
End matter: References
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