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Key Facts & Figures

  • In the UK, one in two women and one in five men over the age of 50 will break a bone mainly because of poor bone health.
  • There are about 300,000 fragility fractures every year in the UK.
  • 1,150 people are dying every month in the UK as a result of hip fractures.

For more key facts and figures relating to osteoporosis, download the document below, which comes complete with up to date references.

A new version of Key Facts and Figures is in preparation. Until it is ready for download updates will be posted here.

Updates

  • Almost three million people in the UK are estimated to have osteoporosis
  • Combined cost of hospital and social care for patients with a hip fracture amounts to more than £2.3billion per year in the UK – that’s approximately £6 million a day

The prevalence and cost of osteoporosis in the four countries of the UK is as follows:

England

  • 2.3 million people have osteoporosis
  • the combined cost of hospital and social care for patients with a hip fracture is £1.9billion.

Northern Ireland

  • 72,000 people have osteoporosis
  • the combined cost of hospital and social care for patients with a hip fracture is £65million.

Scotland

  • 250,000 people have osteoporosis
  • the combined cost of hospital and social care for patients with a hip fracture is £192million.

Wales

  • 150,000 people have osteoporosis
  • the combined cost of hospital and social care for patients with a hip fracture is £111million.

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