Which individuals are at highest risk for osteoporotic fractures?

Updated: Jan 20, 2021
  • Author: Rachel Elizabeth Whitaker Elam, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Examples of white women aged 50 to 64 years with ≥10-year fracture risks, based on specific risk factors, include the following [107] :

  • A 50-year-old current smoker with a body mass index (BMI) less than 21 kg/m 2, daily alcohol use, and parental fracture history
  • A 55-year-old woman with a parental fracture history
  • A 60-year-old woman with a BMI less than 21 kg/m 2 and daily alcohol use
  • A 60-year-old current smoker with daily alcohol use

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