Table 1. World Health Organization Criteria for

Osteoporosis in Women

Normal BMD or BMC < 1 SD below the young adult reference range.

Low bone BMD or BMC 1-2.5 SD below the mean of mass young, healthy women.

Osteoporosis BMD or BMC >2.5 SD below the mean of young, healthy women.

Severe BMD or BMC >2.5 SD below the mean of osteoporosis young, healthy women and the presence of one or more fragility fractures.

Note: BMD = bone mineral density; BMC = bone mineral content.

John D. Floros Jeff Rattray Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana range (see Table 1). The categories refer to the number of standard deviations that the patient's bone density differs from young, healthy women.

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