Bone Fracture Risk Calculator

Bone Fracture Risk Calculator

Osteoporotic fracture affects 44% of women and 25% of men in Australia, costing roughly A$7.4 billion per year

Calculator Development

The Garvan Fracture Risk Calculator was developed using data collected in the internationally renowned Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology Study conducted by our Bone Biology Division.

The study, which began in 1989, includes more than 2,500 men and women aged 60 years or more from the Australian regional city of Dubbo in New South Wales. The longest running study of its kind in the world, it has contributed major changes to our understanding of osteoporosis in women and men, including risk of fracture, impact on quality of life, and even survival.


The results produced by our calculator should serve as a guide only. If concerned about your fracture risk, it is also important to consult your doctor or a bone specialist.


This study has been supported by untied educational grants from:

The work of the Dubbo Epidemiology Study Research Group is being continued by Garvan's Bone Biology Division