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Table 2 Osteoporosis-attributed fractures and related hospital expenditures in adults aged ≥ 50 years in the European Union and United States, by age and gender, 2016–2017

From: Cost-benefit analysis of calcium and vitamin D supplements

  Gender Age, year All women and men > 50 years of age
Women Men 50–59 60–69 70–79 ≥ 80
European Union
  Overall population, n 110,412,069 94,341,393 72,894,061 61,182,643 42,352,016 28,324,742 204,753,462
  Number (%) of people with osteoporosis 24,289,066 (22.0) 6,196,243 (6.6) 5,400,985 (7.4) 7,089,079 (11.6) 10,096,028 (23.8) 7,899,217 (27.9) 30,485,309 (14.9)
  Number of osteoporosis-attributable fractures/year 2,582,774 1,341,884 695,781 908,098 1,313,006 1,007,773 3,924,658
  Annual percentage of osteoporotic population who experience a fracture 10.6 21.7 12.9 12.8 13.0 12.8 12.9
  Per-person hospital-related cost of fracture, € 12,772
  Total annual hospital costs of osteoporosis-attributed fractures, €a 33,305,134,948 16,818,991,244 8,886,229,029 11,597,857,669 16,769,170,031 12,870,869,463 50,124,126,192
United States
  Overall population, n 56,943,826 49,204,489 44,980,229 31,374,453 17,789,749 12,005,722 106,148,314
  Number (%) of people with osteoporosis 8,772,758 (15.4) 2,115,151 (4.3) 2,296,013 (5.1) 2,511,839 (8.0) 2,917,720 (16.4) 3,146,201 (26.2) 10,887,910 (10.3)
  Number of osteoporosis-attributable fractures/year 1,655,814 675,591 492,660 517,406 634,765 686,574 2,331,405
  Annual percentage of osteoporotic population who experience a fracture 18.9 31.9 21.5 20.6 21.8 21.8 21.4
  Per-person hospital-related cost of fracture, US $ 12,197
  Total annual hospital costs of osteoporosis-attributed fractures, US $a 20,196,239,923 8,240,299,495 6,009,057,865 6,310,891,878 7,742,336,469 8,374,253,206 28,436,539,418
  1. The significance of the bold entries was to separate the overall totals from the individual age groups listed in Table 2, as well as the call out totals of each row
  2. aPer-person hospital costs of fracture multiplied by the number of osteoporosis-attributable fractures per year