- All women age 65 and older and men age 70 and older, regardless of risk factors
- Postmenopausal women and men aged 50-69 with one or more risk factors for osteoporosis
- Any adult age 50 years and older with a fracture
- Any adult with a health condition or medication associated with low bone mass or bone loss
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014 -
- Update Date: 04/21/2015 -