Tracking Senior Fall and Fall-Related Injury EMS Calls to Target Fall Prevention Programs, Salt Lake County, Utah
GIS SNAPSHOT — Volume 16 — April 18, 2019
Fall injury counts among adults aged 65 years or older were highest in census tracts in southeast and southwest Salt Lake County. Fall injury rates among adults aged 65 years or older were highest in census tracts in north-central and southeast Salt Lake County. Most falls in these areas occurred in mixed-level senior living residences.
The map displays counts and rates, by census tract, of fall-related EMS calls among adults aged 65 or older in Salt Lake County, Utah, from January 1, 2014, through April 30, 2017. Stars indicate senior living residences with high fall burden. Data were suppressed in areas that had fewer than 20 falls or the relative standard error of the crude rate of fall-related EMS calls was higher than 30%. Abbreviation: EMS, emergency medical services.
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