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Video: Economic Downturn Is Driving Many Osteoporotic Women to Retire Later - but Their Ability to Work May Be Undermined by Sub-Optimal Management of Their Disease
Date:5/14/2009

e between March 25 and April 1, 2009, by Harris Interactive. There were 1801 completed surveys were received from respondents who met the screening criteria. The survey included 889 U.S. women with postmenopausal osteoporosis and 912 postmenopausal women who did not have osteoporosis; all women were aged 50+. The data were weighted to reflect age, race/ethnicity, education, region and household income. Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for respondents' likelihood to be online.

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    Nurha Hindi
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References

(1) http://www.nof.org/osteoporosis/index.htm, accessed 3/18/2009: Paragraph #2

(2) National Osteoporosis Foundation. Bone Tool Kit: Osteoporosis. It's Beatable. It's Treatable. Available at: http://www.nof.org/awareness2/2007/images/Bone_Tool_Kit.pdf, accessed, 3/27/2009: Page #4, Paragraph 4

(3) Burge R, et al, Incidence and Economic Burden of Osteoporosis-Related Fractures in the United States, 2005-2025. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 2007; 22: 465, Paragraph 1

(4) http://www.iofbonehealth.org/iof-articles/article-detail.html?articleID=5, accessed 3/18/2009: Paragraph #3

(5) Kanis, OG et al. An Estimate of the Worldwide Prevalence and Disability Associated with Osteo
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