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Health Risk Assessments

Could you be at risk for osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a serious disease. Each year, more than 1.3 million bone fractures and 50,000 deaths can be attributed to this bone-thinning condition. Most osteoporosis suffers–about 95 percent–are women. Could you be at risk for osteoporosis? Take the following assessment to find out.

Answer the following questions and then click the "Submit" button. This assessment should not be used to make your own diagnosis but as a tool to help you identify your risks. Only your doctor can provide a diagnosis.

Do you or have you smoked cigarettes?

Do you drink alcoholic beverages daily?

Do you avoid milk and other dairy products?

Do you get little or no exercise?

Do you exercise a great deal, with irregular or no menstruation?

Is your diet high in animal protein or red meats?

Do you add salt to foods?

Are you a vegetarian?

Do you have an eating disorder?

Do you eat high amounts of fiber?

Do you have three or more cups of coffee or caffeinated drinks each day?

Do you have a family history of osteoporosis or other bone disease?

Are you white, northern European or Asian?

Do you have a fair complexion?

Do you have a small-boned frame?

Are you over age 40?

Are you over age 70?

Do you have little body fat (less than 15 percent) or a lean build?

Have you had both of your ovaries removed?

Have you breast fed at least one child?

Are you allergic to milk or other dairy products?

Have you had children?

Did your menopause occur before age 48?

Have you ever used anticonvulsant medications?

Have you had hyperparathyrodism?

Have you ever used steroid (cortisone) drugs?

Have you had biliary cirrhosis?

Have you had an overactive thyroid gland?

Have you had stomach or small bowel disease?