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.
This bone fracture risk calculator is intended for use by GPs and other health professionals only.
Members of the public should see the Know Your Bones website to self assess their bone health. 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:
- Amgen Australia
- Merck Sharp and Dohme
- Bupa Health Foundation
- Ernest Heine Family Foundation
The work of the Dubbo Epidemiology Study Research Group is being continued by Garvan's Bone Biology Division