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The Burden of Osteoporosis in West Virginia

January 2004 Update

A comprehensive report of the impact of osteoporosis on the citizens of West Virginia.

Chapter Number of Pages File Size (Kilobytes)
Full Report 60 629
Cover and Credits 2 65
Executive Summary, Program Description, Healthy People 2010 Objectives 4 56
Table of Contents 2 50
What is Osteoporosis? 2 125
Types of Osteoporois? 1 33
Detection of Osteoporosis? 2 44
Risk Factors 3 57
Prevention and Treatment 4 43
Osteoporosis in West Virginia 5 117
NOF Prevalence Estimates 2 57
Men and Osteoporosis 1 31
Children and Osteoporosis 2 49
State Burden of Fractures Model 3 52
Osteoporosis Related Hospitalizations 6 127
Comparison of Osteoporosis-Related Hospitalizations, WV and US 2 55
Osteoporosis Costs and Medicare 1 34
Osteoporosis-Related Hospitalization Charges in WV 2 34
Appendix: (A, B, C, D) 8 161
Appendix A: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Description and Methodology 1 19
Appendix B: national Osteoporois Foundation: America's Bone Health Methodology 2 27
Appendix C: State Burden of Fracture Model Methodology 1 20
Appendix D - National Osteoporosis Foundation Attribution Probabilities 4 137
Bone Mineral Density Measurement Sites in WV 1 39
Initial Assumptions Considered in the Determination Of Osteoporosis Attribution probabilities 1 29
References and Additional Resources 4 95


Hard copies of the report should be available in February 2004 and may be obtained by using the contact information below.

Division of Health Promotion
Osteoporosis Prevention Education Program
Room 319
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301-3715

FAX 304-558-1553 or

Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease (HPCD)
Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion (OEHP)
Bureau for Public Health (BPH)
Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)
State of West Virginia (WV)

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