Release Date: January 2011
|Women, 65 and Older|
The USPSTF recommends screening for osteoporosis in women aged 65 years and older and in younger women whose fracture risk is equal to or greater than that of a 65-year old white women who has no additional risk factors.
|The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is moderate or there is moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial.|
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for osteoporosis in men.
|The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the service. Evidence is lacking, of poor quality, or conflicting, and the balance of benefits and harms cannot be determined.|
Related Information for Consumers
- What You Can Do To Prevent A Fall - A message from AHRQ Director, Dr. Clancy, for consumers - Article
- Vitamin D & Calcium to Prevent Fractures in Adults - Consumer Fact Sheet (2013)
- Information to share with your patient on Lowering Risk of Falling from www.healthfinder.gov
- Information to share with your patient on Osteoporosis from www.healthfinder.gov
Related Information for Health Professionals
Internet Citation: Recommendation Summary. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2014.