Screening Recommendations - Who Should Be Screened

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Screening Recommendations - Who Should Be Screened

All older adults over the age of 65 and those under the age of 65 with three or more of the following risk factors should be screened for osteoporosis.
Non - Changeable FactorsChangeable Factors
Advanced age Tobacco use
Female Decreased Calcium and Vitamin D intake
White or Asian race BMI <21
Low bone mass Estrogen deficiency
Family history Use of glucocorticoids
History of previous fractures