QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 50 Years or Older with Osteoporosis, by Race and Hispanic Origin — United States, 2017–2018

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During 2017–2018, the age-adjusted prevalence of osteoporosis among adults aged 50 years or older was 12.6%.

A lower percentage of non-Hispanic Black adults (6.8%) had osteoporosis compared with non-Hispanic White adults (12.9%), non-Hispanic Asian adults (18.4%), and Hispanic adults (14.7%).

The observed differences among non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic Asian, and Hispanic adults did not reach statistical significance.

Sources: Sarafrazi N, Wambogo EA, Shepherd JA. Osteoporosis or low bone mass in older adults: United States, 2017–2018. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data brief, no. 405. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db405.htm; NCHS, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHNES) data, NHNES 2017–2018. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm


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Page last reviewed: May 14, 2021
Page last updated: May 14, 2021