Osteoporosis Risk SCORE (Simple Calculated Osteoporosis Risk Estimation)

Race Black (0)

Non-Black (5)
Rheum Arth Present (4)

Absent (0)
Fracture Hx No Nontraumatic Fractures (0)

1 Nontraumatic (4)

2 Nontraumatic (8)

3 or more Nontraumatic (12)
Estrogen Prior use (0)

NO prior use (1)
Decimal Precision:
16-50 Points:High Risk
7-15 Points:Moderate Risk
0-6 Points:Low Risk
SCORE = Race + RheumArth + FractureHx + Estrogen + (3 * Age / 10) - (Weight / 10)
  • The nontraumatic fractures should be of spine, hip or wrist only.
  • Equation parameters such as Race have two or more discrete values that may be used in the calculation. The numbers in the parentheses, e.g. (0), represent the values that will be used.
  1. Lydick E, Cook K, Turpin J, et. al. Development and validation of a simple questionnaire to facilitate identification of women likely to have low bone density. Am J Manag Care. 1998 Jan;4(1):37-48.
  2. Geusens P, Hochberg MC, van der Voort DJ, et. al. Performance of risk indices for identifying low bone density in postmenopausal women. Mayo Clin Proc. 2002 Jul;77(7):629-37.
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