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. 2016 Jul;26(7):1003-8.

[Epidemiology of Osteoporosis in Men]

[Article in Japanese]
  • PMID: 27346311

[Epidemiology of Osteoporosis in Men]

[Article in Japanese]
Saeko Fujiwara. Clin Calcium. .


Estimated number of those with osteoporosis was about 12,800,000, and about 23%, 3,000,000 were male osteoporosis in Japan. Incidence of hip, vertebral, distal radius, and proximal humeral fracture in men was half of that in women. Lifetime risk of hip fracture was 5.6% in men. Risk factors for osteoporotic fracture in men were low bone mineral density(BMD), previous fracture, low body mass index, smoking, family history of fracture, glucocorticoid use and others. For osteoporotic fractures, the fracture risk in smokers was significantly higher in men than in women. There was no differences in fracture risks by BMD, previous fracture, glucocorticoid use, and family fracture history between men and women.

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