Epidemiology worldwide

L. Joseph Melton

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Abstract

Osteoporosis is a global problem that will increase in significance with the growing elderly population. The condition affects both sexes and all races, albeit to different degrees. This article reviews the epidemiology of osteoporosis as it relates to age, sex, ethnicity, and other risk factors and makes projections for the future as populations continue to age worldwide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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