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Interactive Tool: Are You at Risk for Osteoporosis? - What does your score mean?

Your score is based on your answers to questions about your gender, age, weight, and use of estrogen:2

  • A high score (18 and over) means you are at risk for osteoporosis.
  • A moderate score (9 to 17) means you may be at risk, based on those factors.
  • A low score (8 and under) means that you do not appear to be at risk, based on those factors.

It's important to remember that there are other risk factors for osteoporosis and that having more than one risk factor means your risk may be higher. A woman who is younger than 45 may have risk factors for osteoporosis that are not measured by this tool.

How the tool will calculate a woman's risk
 

Points

Age in years

 
75 or older15
65 to 74 9
55 to 645
45 to 540

Weight in pounds

 
132 lb or less9
133 lb to 153 lb3
154 lb or more0

Currently taking estrogen (alone or in combination with progesterone)

 
No2
Yes0
1

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Last Updated: November 19, 2008
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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