Your personal risk factors, what you cannot change
As an adult, have you had a fracture after a minor fall?
Have you fallen frequently (more than once in the past year) or do you have a fear of falling because you are frail?
Have you lost more than 3cm in height since your 40th birthday?
For example, 60 kg /1.7m x 1.7m = 60/2.9 = 20.7 kg/m2.
Are you underweight (i.e. is your Body Mass Index (BMI) less than 19 kg/m2)? BMI (kg/m2) = Weight (kg) / Height (m)2.
Have you ever taken corticosteroid tablets (cortisone, prednisone, etc.) for more than 3 consecutive months?
Corticosteroids are often prescribed for some inflammatory conditions like asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and eczema.
Do you have rheumatoid arthritis?
Do you have an over-active thyroid, over-active parathyroid glands, diabetes or a nutritional / gastrointestinal disorder such as Crohn's or celiac disease?