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RISK FACTORS FOR OSTEOPOROSIS AND THE FRAX

The FRAX is an algorithm developed by the World Health Organization to define the probability of fractures to guide treatment.9

The risk factors used in FRAX are as follows:
Age
Sex
Weight
Previous fracture
Parent fractured hip
Current smoking
Glucocorticoids
Rheumatoid arthritis
Secondary osteoporosis
Alcohol 3 or more units/day
Bone mineral density (BMD)

Hong Kong Chinese subjects can assess their fracture risk by clicking onto the following website FRAX WHO Fracture Risk Assessment Tool to calculate the probility of fractures in the next 10 years