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Release Date: January 2011
This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for osteoporosis.
Summary of Recommendations
- The USPSTF recommends screening for osteoporosis in women aged 65 years or older and in younger women whose fracture risk is equal to or greater than that of a 65-year-old white woman who has no additional risk factors.
Grade: B Recommendation.
- The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for osteoporosis in men.
Grade: I Statement
Screening for Osteoporosis, January 2011
Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 580 KB; PDF Help)
Clinical Summary (PDF File, 52 KB; PDF Help)
Supporting Article (PDF File, 771 KB; PDF Help)—Published July 2010
Systematic Evidence Review (PDF File, 3.2 MB; PDF Help)—Published July 2010
Current as of March 2011
Screening for Osteoporosis, Topic Page. January 2011. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsoste.htm