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Burden of osteoporotic fractures increases dramatically in the Middle East and Africa
Date:10/22/2011

A new audit report issued today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) shows that osteoporosis is a serious and growing problem throughout the Middle East and parts of Africa.

Gathering data from 17 countries in the region as well as Turkey, 'The Middle East & Africa Regional Audit' is a landmark report examining epidemiology, costs and burden in individual countries as well as collectively across the region. The report was launched at the close of the 1st Middle East and Africa Osteoporosis Meeting, with a statement by Abdullah bin Sougat, Secretary of State for the office of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.

A major increase in fractures is predicted for the region as a whole. In the Middle East, a predicted demographic explosion in the number of people over the age of 50 will take place in the coming decades. By 2020 it is expected that 25% of the population will be over the age of 50 and by 2050 this will rise to 40%. In Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria, this means that the number of hip fractures is projected to quadruple by 2050.

An alarming finding from the report shows that solid epidemiological research on osteoporosis and fracture incidence, and related relevant outcomes, is scarce at best. The Lead Author of the report, Professor Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, Director of the Calcium Metabolism and Osteoporosis Program, and WHO Collaborating Center for Metabolic Bone Disorders, at the American University of Beirut, commented, "This report reveals that a great research gap needs to be filled. Published data on incidence rates for hip fractures are only available for Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Morocco and Turkey. Furthermore, access to densitometry and care was limited in many countries, and reimbursement for diagnostics and therapeutics varied widely". One of the primary recommendations of this report is the need for more research to gather the necessary evidence that woul
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Contact: L. Misteli
info@iofbonehealth.org
41-229-940-100
International Osteoporosis Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

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