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Epidemiology Worldwide

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Epidemiology Worldwide

L Joseph Melton 3rd. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am.

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.

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