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What have we learned from CaMos? Issue No. 5 | 2000-12-01

We know that 16% of women and 5% of men over the age of 50 have osteoporosis as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO). This is somewhat less than what was previously thought but lest we get too comfortable, we found that more than 60% of women and 40% of men over the age of 50 are at increased risk to fracture. The prevalence of vertebral deformity or spine fracture in Canadian women and men over the age of 50 is 25%. The most recent data suggests that approximately 3% of Canadians over the age of 25 sustain a fragility (low trauma) fracture each year with the overwhelming
majority of serious fractures such as hip occurring in those over age 50 years. This translates to more than 750,000 fragility fractures per year.

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Camoscope Issue Number 20 September 2018 | 2018-09-20

In 1995, very little data
existed regarding osteoporosis
and fractures in
Canadians, and most of the
available data related solely
to hip fractures....

Download the full article here CaMos issue NO. 19 October 2017 | 2017-10-31

We would like to thank the over 800 women from across 6 CaMos sites who agreed to participate in the CaMos BQS....

Download the full article here CaMos issue NO. 18 October 2016 | 2016-10-24 | 2016-10-24

Twenty years ago, close to 10,000 coura-geous and committed participants enrolled in CaMos, and in doing so, dedicated themselves to advancing our understan-ding of osteoporosis. Over this period, the...

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