This booklet has been written for anyone who wants to learn about osteoporosis, including people who have osteoporosis, their families and friends. Topics include:
- a description of what osteoporosis is
- how and where it affects the body
- who is at risk
- the financial and health impacts of osteoporosis, and
- how it can be prevented.
It provides an overview of the status of osteoporosis in Australia using the latest statistics available.
Preliminary material: Acknowledgments; Key facts about osteoporosis
What is osteoporosis?
Where do fractures occur?
How common is osteoporosis?
Risk factors for osteoporosis and fractures
Impacts of osteoporosis
Osteoporosis treatment and management
Support and health-care services
Health spending on osteoporosis
Preventing osteoporosis and fractures
Where to get more information
End matter: References