Bone Health Quiz

Bone Health Quiz

Let’s take bone health down to the bare bones. Take this quiz to test your bone-health knowledge.

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How many Americans have low bone density or osteoporosis?

Question 2 of 10

In the U.S., osteoporosis causes how many broken bones each year?

Question 3 of 10

By what age does my bone mass peak?

Question 4 of 10

Osteoporosis only affects women and men don’t need to worry about it.

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Aside from calcium, what else is important to include in my diet to promote good bone health?

Question 6 of 10

More women die in the U.S. from complications from a hip fracture as a result of osteoporosis than of

Question 7 of 10

At what age should I begin getting regular DXA scans, if I have no risk factors?

Question 8 of 10

1 in ___ women over the age of 50 will sustain an osteoporotic fracture.

Question 9 of 10

How long does a bone density test take from start to finish?

Question 10 of 10

Aside from a DXA scan, what else is a telltale sign that I have osteoporosis?

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Breaking News On Osteoporosis[i]


of Americans say they are aware of the effects that osteoporosis can have on their health, but only 52% of Americans report taking any steps to prevent it.


of women ages 50+ are aware that more women die annually from the effects of osteoporosis than breast and cervical cancers combined.


of women ages 50+ report that their doctor has recommended they get a bone density scan.


of women ages 50+ say they have gotten a DXA scan.

Bone Health Over Time

  • Birth to Age 20

    90% of Peak Bone Mass is acquired by age 20 in boys and age 18 in girls[ii]

  • Ages 20-59

    Between 25-30 most reach peak bone mass - by 40 we begin to lose bone mass[iv]

  • Ages 60 and Up

    Bone Strength Weakens in women 10 years after menopause and in men over 70[iv]

Click around the circle to learn more about bone health at different ages.

A bone density test is the only test that can diagnose osteoporosis before a broken bone occurs[v]

  • Are You a Postmenopausal woman?
  • Are You a Man Age 50 or Older?
  • Have You Recently Broken a Bone[vii]

Get A Dxa Scan To Evaluate The Bone Density in Your Hip, Spine Or Other Bones To Determine your Risk Of Osteoporosis[vii]

Osteoporosis causes 2 million bone fractures every year[ii]

Osteoporosis leads to more than 800,000 emergency room visits and more than 2.6 million doctor’s appointments annually[iii],[iv]

More U.S. women die each year from complications of hip fracture than from breast cancer[v]

Osteoporosis affects 4 out of 5 women, as well as many men[vi]

Only 23 percent of eligible patients are scanned[vii]

1 of 2 women 50+ will sustain an osteoporotic fracture[viii]

54 million Americans have low bone density or osteoporosis[viii]

By 2025, osteoporosis will likely be responsible for roughly 3 million fractures and $25.3 billion in costs annually[viii]

A woman’s risk of hip fracture equals her combined risk of breast, uterine, and ovarian cancer[ix]

The hospitalization cost burden of osteoporotic fractures in women 55+ is greater than the cost of heart attack, stroke, or breast cancer[x]

Breaking it down: when to get screened

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) recommends that all women over 65 or of postmenopausal age with risk factors, as well as men over 70 talk to their doctors about undergoing a bone density test to diagnose osteoporosis. This painless, 15-minute test will help predict your risk of breaking a bone, and statistics show that women who have bone density scans have 35% fewer hip fractures than those who do not.

What’s My Risk?

Many factors play a role in your risk for osteoporosis, including age, gender, lifestyle, medical history, family history and whether you take any medication or have medical conditions that can lead to bone loss.

Talk to your doctor about your risk factors.

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