QuickStats: Death Rates* from Unintentional Falls† Among Persons Aged ≥65 Years, by Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–2018
Weekly / November 13, 2020 / 69(45);1712
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* Deaths per 100,000 population.
† Deaths from unintentional falls are identified using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision underlying cause of death codes W00–W19.
From 1999 to 2018, death rates from unintentional falls among persons aged ≥65 years increased among all age groups. The largest increase occurred among persons aged ≥85 years, from 110.2 per 100,000 in 1999 to 270.5 in 2018. For persons aged 75–84 years, the rate increased from 31.5 to 63.1, and among those aged 65–74 years, the rate increased from 9.0 to 16.8. Throughout the period, rates were highest among persons aged ≥85 years, followed by rates among persons aged 75–84 years, and were lowest among persons aged 65–74 years.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm.
Reported by: Matthew Garnett, MPH, email@example.com, 301-458-4383; Merianne R. Spencer, MPH; Holly Hedegaard, MD.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Death Rates from Unintentional Falls Among Persons Aged ≥65 Years, by Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:1712. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6945a10external icon.
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