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    How common is osteoporosis in Australia?

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    Dr Ryan Hislop

    Chiropractor

    Ryan Hislop is the Clinical Director at the Mudgee Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre. As an experienced and evidence-based diagnostician, Ryan works largely by medical … View Profile

    Accoding to statistics from the Dept of Health and Aging in 2011, “An estimated 692,000 Australians (3.4% of the total population) had doctordiagnosed cases of osteoporosis in 2007–08. Women accounted for the majority of cases (81.9%). The disease occurs mainly in people aged 55 years and  over (84.0%)….0.74% of Indigenous males and 1.11% of Indigenous females reported having doctor-diagnosed cases of osteoporosis.”

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