Osteoporosis reduces the density and quality of bone, greatly increasing the risk of fracture. Many people (especially older people) are unaware they have osteoporosis and are at risk of fragility fractures.
This bone fracture risk calculator is only intended for use by GPs and other health professionals.
Members of the public can use the Know Your Bones site to assess their bone health. If you’re concerned about fracture risk, it’s important to consult your doctor or bone specialist.
About the bone fracture risk calculator
You can read more about the risk assessment model and scores used in the tool.
The calculator was developed using data collected in the Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology Study, conducted by our Bone Biology Division. The study, begun in 1989, includes data from more than 2,500 men and women aged 60+.
The longest running study of its kind, it has contributed significant findings to our understanding of osteoporosis, including risk of fracture, impact on quality of life, and survival.
This study has been supported by untied educational grants from:
- Amgen Australia
- Merck Sharp and Dohme
- Bupa Health Foundation
- Ernest Heine Family Foundation.
Read more about Garvan's research into osteoporosis.