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
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
Age in years
75 or older
65 to 74
55 to 64
45 to 54
Weight in pounds
132 lb or less
133 lb to 153 lb
154 lb or more
Currently taking estrogen (alone or in combination with progesterone)