Table 1-1Healthy People 2010 Osteoporosis and Bone Health Objectives

Healthy People 2010 Objective NumberHealthy People 2010 Objective1998 Baseline2010 Target
Objective 2.9Reduce cases of osteoporosis10 percent of adults aged 50 years and older had osteoporosis as measured by low total femur bone mineral density (BMD) in 1988–94 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population).8 percent
Objective 2.10Reduce hospitalizations for vertebral fracture17.5 hospitalizations per 10,000 adults aged 65 years and older were for vertebral fractures associated with osteoporosis in 1998 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population).14.0 hospitalizations per 10,000 adults aged 65 years and older
Objective 15.28Reduce hip fractures
 15–28aFemales aged 65 years and older1,055.8 per 100,000416 per 100,000
 15–28bMales aged 65 years and older592.7 per 100,000474 per 100,000
Objective 19.11Increase calcium intake46 percent of persons aged 2 years and older were at or above approximated mean calcium requirements (based on consideration of calcium from foods, dietary supplements, and antacids) in 1988–94 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population).75 percent
Objectives 22.1–22.15Increase physical activity (there are 15 objectives for increasing physical activity)

Data Source 2.9 - National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC, NCHS

Data Source 2.10 - National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS), CDC, NCHS

Data Source 15.28 - National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS), CDC, NCHS

Data Source 19.11 - National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC, NCHS

Source: USDHHS 2000.

From: 1, A Public Health Approach to Promote Bone Health

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Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General.
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