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The following chart provides a listing of osteoporosis definitions based on BMD as determined by the World Health Organization (WHO).
World Health Organization Definitions of Osteoporosis Based on Bone Density Levels
Bone density is within 1 SD (+1 or -1) of the young adult mean.
Low Bone Mass
Bone density is 1.0 to 2.5 SD below the young adult mean
(-1.0 to -2.5 SD).
Bone density is 2.5 SD or more below the young adult mean (> -2.5 SD).
Severe (established)
Bone density is more than 2.5 SD below the young adult mean and there have been one or more osteoporotic fractures.
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