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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates* from Unintentional Falls Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years, by Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000–2015


The figure above is a line chart showing that from 2000 to 2015, the age-adjusted unintentional fall death rate for adults aged ≥65 years increased an average of 4.9% per year. The death rate for women increased from 24.6 to 52.4 per 100,000 population. The death rate for men increased from 38.2 to 72.2. Throughout the period, men had higher death rates than women.

* Deaths per 100,000 standard population, year 2000.

As the underlying cause of death, unintentional falls were coded as W00–W19 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision.

From 2000 to 2015, the age-adjusted unintentional fall death rate for adults aged ≥65 years increased an average of 4.9% per year. The death rate for women increased from 24.6 to 52.4 per 100,000 population. The death rate for men increased from 38.2 to 72.2. Throughout the period, men had higher death rates than women.

Source: National Vital Statistics System. Underlying cause of death data, 2000–2015. https://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html.


Reported by: Jiaquan Xu, MD, jiaquanxu@cdc.gov, 301-458-4086.

Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates from Unintentional Falls Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years, by Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000–2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017;66:943. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6635a6.

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