More than 10 million Americans have osteoporosis.

An additional 33.6 million have low bone density of the hips.

About 1 out of every 2 Caucasian women will experience an osteoporosis-related fracture in her lifetime.

Approximately 1 out of 5 men will experience an osteoporosis-related fracture in his lifetime.

Worldwide, osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually, resulting in an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds.

Osteoporosis is estimated to affect 200 million women worldwide – approximately one-tenth of women aged 60, one-fifth of women aged 70, two-fifths of women aged 80 and two-thirds of women aged 90 (240).

Worldwide, 1 in 3 women over 50 will experience osteoporotic fractures, as will 1 in 5 men.

The great majority of individuals at high risk (possibly 80%), who have already had at least one osteoporotic fracture, are neither identified nor treated.

Nearly 75% of hip, spine and distal forearm fractures occur among patients 65 years old or over.

By 2050, the worldwide incidence of hip fracture in men is projected to increase by 310% and 240% in women.

(statistics from The American Cancer Society, 2009)