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Arch Intern Med. 1991 Oct;151(10):2026-32.

A model of lifetime osteoporosis impact.

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  • 1Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, Univeristy of Iowa, Iowa City 52242.

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  • Arch Intern Med 1922 Mar;152(3):655.

Abstract

The study goal was to use population-based data to model aspects of lifetime osteoporosis impact not previously studied, specifically: (1) to estimate person-years of fracture-related functional impairment against the trajectory of functional status in the general population; (2) jointly to consider hip, vertebral, and Colles' fractures in estimating the percent of women who will ever fracture; and (3) to estimate the lifetime number of fractures expected in a cohort of 10,000 50-year-old white postmenopausal women. The model estimates that 54% of 50-year-old women will sustain osteoporosis-related fractures during their remaining lifetimes. Beyond the functional impairment expected in similarly aged, unfractured women, osteoporosis-related fractures are estimated to cause 6.7% of women to become dependent in basic activities of daily living; 7.8% are expected to require nursing home care for an average of 7.6 years.

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