10-Year Fracture Risk Calculator Version 2.1

About the Fracture Risk Calculator

The American Bone Health Fracture Risk Calculator™
estimates fracture risk for women and men over age 45.

If you are under 45, take the Bone Health Quiz to find out more about your risks.

Certain factors can put you at risk of breaking a bone. Did your mother break her hip? Do you smoke? Have you had cancer or thyroid disease? The American Bone Health Fracture Risk Calculator asks you a set of questions to help you figure out your level of risk. Then you can talk to your doctor about the steps you should take to keep your bones strong and prevent fractures. Just complete the survey and click on “Calculate Risk” to see how likely you might be to break a bone in the next 10 years.

Note: We have recently expanded the explanations for the items in Question 13 to make them more understandable.

Do you have a question about how the Fracture Risk Calculator works for you?
Find answers on the Calculator Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

General questions about you

  • How old are you? (nearest year) ?

    Are you a man or a woman?

  • What race and ethnicity do you most consider fits you?

    What is your current height? ?

    What is your current weight? ?

    Have you ever had a bone density test on a table machine?

  • The ABH FRC will give results with or without a bone density test score. If you want to add your bone density result, enter your femoral neck T-score (include the minus (-) sign if it is on the report). ?

    Are you taking a prescription medicine for osteoporosis?

    List of FDA approved medicines

Factors that can increase your risk

    Do you currently smoke tobacco? ?

    Do you regularly have >2 alcoholic drinks a day? ?

    Have you ever taken prednisone or steroid pills for 3 months or longer? ?

    Do you have rheumatoid arthritis? ?

Medical conditions that can increase your risk

  • Check all that apply. (For more information click the “?”)

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Fracture history

    Has your mother or father had a hip fracture? ?

    Have you broken bones with little impact, such as a trip or fall from level ground, since age 45? ?

Your Results

We will email you a copy of the results that you can share with your doctor.

  • Enter your email address (optional).

    Did you recently attend an American Bone Health event?

  • What is your zip code? ?

  • Enter your name for the printed report (optional, not saved).

Data is sent

What to know about bone health
and fracture prevention during COVID-19

  • Remove fall dangers in your home.
  • Stay physically active, and at least 6 feet away from others.
  • Eat for proper nutrition, and take a supplement if needed to get enough calcium and vitamin D.
  • Stick with your osteoporosis medicines and ask your doctor for extra if you’re unable to go to the pharmacy.
  • If you are due for Reclast, there is little concern about delaying for a few weeks or months.
  • If you take Prolia or Evenity injections, don’t miss your appointment.  Some facilities offer “drive-through” injections. Check with your doctor.
  • Bone density testing can be postponed, if necessary.
  • Speak with your doctor about the possibility of telephone and video visits.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a page with steps you can take to reduce your risk of catching the virus if you have a chronic illness.

Be well. We are here for you if you have any questions.