oa Professional Nursing Today - Osteoporosis : clinical
Osteoporosis is a serious health problem facing many aging populations all over the world. Although predominantly a disease affecting women, about 15% of vertebral fractures and about 20% of hip fractures occur in men. At least half of all postmenopausal women will experience fractures during their lifetime and by the age of 90 years, 75% of women will have experienced a vertebral (spinal) fracture.
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