Nail Clinic: Osteoporosis Statistics

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  • About 85% to 90% of adult bone mass is acquired by age 18 in girls and 20 in boys.
  • In the United States, 10 million individuals are estimated to already suffer from osteoporosis, and almost 34 million more are estimated to have low bone density.
  • Of those 10 million Americans, 8 million (80%) are women and 2 million (20%) are men.
  • According to estimated figures, osteoporosis was responsible for more than 2 million fractures in 2005.
  • Women can lose up to 20% of their bone density in the five to seven years after menopause.

*Source: National Osteoporosis
Foundation (