Factors that can increase your risk of Paget's disease of bone include:

  • Age. People older than 40 are the most likely to develop Paget's disease of bone.
  • Sex. Men are more commonly affected than are women.
  • National origin. Paget's disease of bone is more common in England, Scotland, central Europe and Greece — as well as countries settled by European immigrants. It's uncommon in Scandinavia and Asia.
  • Family history. If you have a close relative who has Paget's disease of bone, you are much more likely to develop the condition yourself.
Feb. 13, 2013