IOF Regional 7th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Conference Sydney, Australia 2018 – IOF-APOA Joint Session Abstracts
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OSTEOPOROSIS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC
P. R. Ebeling1
1Head, Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Australia
Hard-won gains in health and well-being throughout Asia, which have increased longevity, could be undermined by a rise in musculoskeletal disoders and an epidemic of fragility fractures. Musculoskeletal disorders have increased by 45% from 1990 to 2010 and more than all other chronic non-communicable diseases, being the second greatest cause of disability worldwide. The four most important trends contributing to this burden are the aging of the population, urbanization, widespread vitamin D deficiency and low dietary calcium intakes.
Demographic changes alone can be expected to increase hip fracture numbers dramatically. In Asia, a 7.6- fold increase in elderly people is predicted between the years 2000 and 2050, with 60% and 59% of men and women, respectively, aged 80 years and...