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Risk of Osteoporosis

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This tool is for most women age 45 and older. The results may not be accurate for women who have serious health problems. And it may not be accurate for women who have taken medicines such as corticosteroids for a long time.

"Development and validation of the Osteoporosis Risk Assessment Instrument to facilitate selection of women for bone densitometry" - Adapted from, CMAJ 2 May 2000; 162(9), Page(s) 1289-94 by permission of the publisher. � 2000 Canadian Medical Association.

Full credit is given to the publication in which the material was originally published, Springer and the International Osteoporosis Foundation and National Osteoporosis Foundation/Osteoporosis International, 15, 2004, 361-366, The validity of decision rules for selecting women with primary osteoporosis for bone mineral density testing, Cadarette SM, et al., with kind permission from Springer Science and Business Media.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine
Last Revised August 30, 2010

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: August 30, 2010
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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