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Osteoporosis is a condition where bones become thin, weak and fragile, such that even a minor bump or accident can cause a broken bone (minimal trauma fracture). Osteopenia is a condition when bone mineral density is lower than normal but not low enough to be classified as osteoporosis.
An estimated 924,000 Australians have osteoporosis, representing 3.8% of the population
Osteoporosis is most common in older women, affecting over 1 in 4 women aged over 75
In 2017–18, there were 6,838 hospitalisations for osteoporosis for people aged 50 and over
In 2017–18 there were 93,321 hospitalisations for minimal trauma fractures in people aged 50 and over
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