U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

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Women Aged 20 and Older with Diagnosed Osteoporosis,* by Race/Ethnicity,** 2005-2006

Percent of Women:

  • Total: 8.1
  • Non-Hispanic White: 9.9
  • Non-Hispanic Black: 3.2
  • Hispanic: 3.5

*Reported a health professional had ever told them they have osteoporosis.

**The sample of Asian/Pacific Islanders, American Indian/Alaska Natives, persons of more than one race, and persons of other races not specified was too small to produce reliable results.

Estimates for Hispanics should be interpreted with caution; they may not be representative of the entire Hispanic population.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2006. Analysis conducted by the Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center.

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