Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2020) Osteoporosis, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 18 August 2022.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2020). Osteoporosis. Retrieved from https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/chronic-musculoskeletal-conditions/osteoporosis
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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
The hip was the most common site for minimal trauma fractures (32% of fractures)
Osteoporosis is most common in older women, affecting over 1 in 4 women aged over 75
In 2017–18 there were 93,321 hospitalisations for minimal trauma fractures in people aged 50 and over
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