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Table 7 Percentage adjustment of 10-year probabilities of a hip fracture or a major osteoporotic fracture by age according to dose of GCs[118]

From: A practical guide to the monitoring and management of the complications of systemic corticosteroid therapy

Dose: Prednisolone equivalent (mg/day) Age (years)
40 50 60 70 80 90 All ages
Hip fracture        
 Low < 2.5 −40 −40 −40 −40 −30 −30 −35
 Medium* 2.5–7.5        
 High ≥ 7.5 +25 +25 +25 +20 +10 +10 +20
Major osteoporotic fracture        
 Low < 2.5 −20 −20 −15 −20 −20 −20 −20
 Medium* 2.5–7.5        
 High ≥ 7.5 +20 +20 +15 +15 +10 +10 +15
  1. Reproduced from Kanis et al. 2011 [118].
  2. *No adjustment.