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Bone health

Global prevalence

Incidence of osteoporotic fractures between and within countries vary largely, partly related to economic prosperity. The number of osteoporotic fractures is also rapidly rising in many countries, related in part to ageing populations

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adults with osteoporosis in the EU in 2010


deaths causally related to fractures in 2010


spent on fracture treatment costs in 2010

  • Approximately 6% of men and 21% of women, aged 50-84 years have osteoporosis in Europe10
  • Approximately 3.5 million new fragility fractures occur each year in Europe11,12
  • 66% of healthcare costs account for direct treatment costs, 5% to pharmacological prevention and 29% to long-term fracture care11,12

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