Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Bone mineral densities are determined from measurements made as part of the NHANES battery of examinations. The choice of a femoral BMD of 0.56 or less is the measure 2.5 or more standard deviations below the reference mean for young adults aged 20 - 29 years.
This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:
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