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National Osteoporosis Foundation Survey Reveals Low Awareness of Bone Health and Risk of Osteoporosis
Date:5/22/2008

with their health professional about their bone health. NOF recommends all women age 65 and older and men age 70 and older receive a bone mineral density test. Additionally, depending on an individual's risk, postmenopausal women and men age 50 - 70, should be tested as well any adult who has suffered a fracture.

This survey was conducted by the Roper Public Affairs and Media group among a national random digit dialing (RDD) probability sample of 661 Americans age 45 and above. The survey was conducted April 11 - 13, 2008 and the margin of error is +/- 4 percentage points.

Established in 1984, the National Osteoporosis Foundation is the nation's leading voluntary health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health. Our mission is to prevent osteoporosis, to promote lifelong bone health, to help improve the lives of those affected by osteoporosis and related fractures, and to find a cure. For more information on osteoporosis and bone health, contact NOF online at http://www.nof.org or by telephone (800) 223-9994.


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