Osteoporosis risk checker

Average completion time: 3 mins.

Take our osteoporosis risk checker and get a personalised report on your bone health. 

Osteoporosis is a condition where bones lose strength and become more likely to break. Over 3.5 million people in the UK are currently living with the condition.

It’s never too early or too late to start looking after your bones.

Our risk checker is not designed for people who have already been diagnosed with osteoporosis or had their bone health assessed by a healthcare professional.

  • Further information

    The Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS) osteoporosis risk checker is intended to raise awareness of factors that are known to increase the risk of developing osteoporosis and broken bones. The information provided is a guide and not a replacement for medical advice. The risk checker is not a diagnostic tool, only a healthcare professional can diagnose osteoporosis and predict your risk of breaking a bone.

    The report generated is based on the information you provide, so may be open to interpretation. Please always talk to a healthcare professional to discuss your bone health. ROS is not responsible for and has no liability for misinterpretation, misuse of information, loss or damage arising from any reliance on or use of the information provided by the risk checker, the report it generates and the information or guidance provided.

    Do you have questions about the ROS osteoporosis risk checker or your results? Read our osteoporosis risk checker frequently asked questions here.

How old are you?
Are you:
What’s your ethnicity?
What’s your body mass index (BMI)?
Have you started or completed the menopause?
How old were you when you started - or think you may have started - the menopause?
Are you currently taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or did you take HRT for several years (about five years) around the time of your menopause?
Have you broken a bone easily, following a minor bump, trip or fall?
Have you broken more than one bone after the age of 18, or had a spinal (vertebral) fracture?
Have you had a fall in the last year?
Has your mother or father ever broken a hip?
Do you have any of these medical conditions?
Do you take any of these medications?
Do you take a daily vitamin D supplement or a multivitamin that includes vitamin D?
Do you consume enough calcium (700mg a day)?
  • How much is 700mg?

    Good sources of calcium include dairy products, green leafy vegetables, almonds, dried fruits and calcium-boosted soya products.

    Examples of a good daily calcium intake include:

    • one 40g portion of cheese and a 200ml glass of milk and a 125g pot of yoghurt, or
    • two 200ml glasses of calcium-fortified plant-based dairy alternatives and a 120g portion of calcium-set tofu and two vegetarian sausages.
Do you often drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week?
  • How much is 14 units?

    14 units is equivalent to:

    • six pints of average-strength beer, or
    • 10 small (125ml) glasses of lower-strength wine, or
    • 14 small (25ml) shots of spirits.
Do you currently smoke tobacco products?
Do you usually do the recommended amount of exercise?
  • How much is the recommendation?

    This includes:

    • 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate-intensity exercise a week (including weight-bearing exercise with impact, where your body has to support its own weight – such as jogging, jumping or dancing), and
    • muscle-strengthening exercise on at least 2-3 days a week (such as lifting weights or using elastic resistance bands).