Bone health tests

Bone health tests

  • Tests you can use to help you work out your bone health and fracture risk.




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An online bone health assessment for members of the public. 

Know your Bones(external link) is an online bone health assessment that you can do to find out your risk of bone fractures. The tool asks you a series of questions and produces a report explaining your risk results. It provides recommendations for any areas of risk identified. You can discuss this with your healthcare provider.

This bone fracture risk calculator is only intended for use by GPs and other healthcare providers. Click on the image to start the assessment.

Bone fracture risk calculator(external link) This calculator takes into account risk factors such as previous falls, bone mineral density and prior fractures to estimate your risk of bone fracture. The results produced by this calculator should serve as a guide only. If you are concerned about your fracture risk, talk to your healthcare provider or a bone specialist.

Developed by the Garvan Institute(external link) Australia.

A tool developed by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) to assesses whether any of these common risk factors could apply to you. 

The osteoporosis risk test(external link) takes just 1 minute to complete. Developed by the International Osteoporosis Foundation.(external link)

This is a list of questions that helps to identify if you have risk factors for osteoporosis.

The bone health risk factor test(external link) has been designed to be consumer friendly so that people can answer the questions in their own time or with assistance and then take this to their healthcare provider for discussion about a bone health assessment.

Developed by Osteoporosis New Zealand.(external link)


The FRAX® tool(external link) has been developed to evaluate your risk of fracture.

The calculator adjusts for each country based on population data. However, the Garvan tool is better at taking in to account whether you are having falls or not.

Developed by the University of Sheffield, UK.(external link)

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