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QuickStats: Annual Rate of Nonfatal, Medically Attended Fall Injury Episodes,* by Age Group --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2007

The figure above shows the annual rate of nonfatal, medically attended fall injury episodes, by age group, from the 2007 National Health Interview. 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 years. Adults aged 45-64 years had lower rates of these episodes compared with children aged <18 years and adults aged ≥65 years.

* A medically attended injury is one for which a health-care professional was contacted either in person or by telephone for advice or treatment. An injury episode refers to a traumatic event in which the person experienced one or more injuries because of an external cause. Based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.

Age group populations based on 2000 U.S. Census and quarterly updates.

§ 95% confidence interval.

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 years. Adults aged 45--64 years had lower rates of these episodes compared with children aged <18 years and adults aged ≥65 years.

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 http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_238.pdf.

Alternative Text: The figure above shows the annual rate of nonfatal, medically attended fall injury episodes, by age group, from the 2007 National Health Interview. 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 years. Adults aged 45-64 years had lower rates of these episodes compared with children aged <18 years and adults aged ≥65 years.

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Date last reviewed: 8/13/2009

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