Which individuals are at highest risk for osteoporotic fractures?

Updated: Sep 26, 2019
  • Author: Monique Bethel, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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White women between the ages of 50 and 64 years with ≥10-year fracture risks based on specific risk factors include the following persons [95] :

  • A 50-year-old current smoker with a body mass index (BMI) less than 21 kg/m2, 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/m2 and daily alcohol use

  • A 60-year-old current smoker with daily alcohol use

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