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QuickStats: Annual Rate* of Nonfatal, Medically Attended Fall Injuries Among Adults Aged >65 Years§ --- United States, 2001--2003

* Per 1,000 population.

A medically attended injury is one for which a health-care professional was contacted either in person or by telephone for advice or treatment.

§ Based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population.

95% confidence interval.

During 2001--2003, the annual rate of nonfatal, medically attended fall injuries for adults aged >65 years was 52 per 1,000 population. Adults aged >85 years had the highest rates of injuries from falls; in that age group, rates were similar for men and women. However, among adults aged 65--74 years and 75--84 years, the rate of fall injuries was higher for women than men.

SOURCE: National Health Interview Survey, 2001--2003. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.



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