Osteoporosis Society of Canada Facts
. million Canadians suffer from osteoporosis.
One in four women over the age of has osteoporosis. One in eight
men over also has the disease. However, the disease can strike at
The cost of treating osteoporosis and the fractures it causes is
estimated to be $. billion each year in Canada alone.
There were approximately , hip fractures in Canada in . Seventy
percent of hip fractures are osteoporosis-related. Hip fractures result
in death in up to percent of cases, and disability in percent of those