Thursday, August 20, 2009

Falls and age

BrooklynDodger(s) comment: Need clear guidance on living arrangements for older results. Often the fall triggers the cascade of much worse effects.

During 2007, the annual rate of nonfatal, medically attended fall injury episodes was 43 per 1,000 population. Adults aged ≥75 years had higher rates of these episodes compared with persons aged <65>

SOURCE: Adams PF, Barnes PM, Vickerie JL. Summary health statistics for the U.S. population: National Health Interview Survey, 2007. Vital Health Stat 2008;10(238). Available at

August 14, 2009 / 58(31);858

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