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Osteoporosis Risk Questionnaire


Topic Overview

A study done in 2000 found that answering a few simple questions can help determine whether you are at risk for developing osteoporosis.1

Add the number of points for your answers to the following questions, then follow the instructions at the bottom of the page.

Osteoporosis risk questionnaire

1. What is your gender?

Women: Continue to the next question.

Men: Click here to read about your risk.

2. How old are you?

44 years or younger: Click here to read about your risk.

45 to 54 years

0 points

55 years to 64 years

6 points

65 years to 74 years

9 points

75 years or older

15 points

3. How much do you weigh?

132 lb (60 kg) or less

9 points

133 lb to 153 lb (60 kg to 69 kg)

3 points

154 lb (70 kg) or more

0 points

4. Do you currently take estrogen?

Yes

0 points

No

2 points

Total

Answer key:

  • Women scoring 8 points or less, click here to read about your risk.
  • Women scoring 9 points or more, click here to read about your higher risk.
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