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What are the different categories of osteoporosis?

The World Health Organization announced the following categories of osteoporosis in women:

  • Normal: Bone mineral density(BMD) within 1.0 standard deviation of the average for young adult women
  • Osteopenia: BMD within 1.0 to 2.5 standard deviation below the average for young adult women
  • Osteoporosis: BMD with more than 2.5 standard deviation below the average for young adult women
  • Severe osteoporosis: BMD with more than 2.5 standard deviation below the average for young adult women and one fracture related to osteoporosis
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