Injury, Falls, Older Adult
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Falls Death Rate, Age 65+:
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Date Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) WISQARS, 2005-2010, U.S. Fatal Injury Reports for Falls.
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*Injury was listed as the underlying cause of death.
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Major Findings:
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~ The Rhode Island rate of fatal falls is higher than the national rate.
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Falls Hospitaliation Rate, Age 65+:
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Data Source: Rhode Island Hospital Discharge Data 2005-2011 and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) WISQARS, 2005-2011 U.S. Non Fatal Injury Reports for Falls
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*Injury was listed as primary reason for hospitalization
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Falls Death by Age Group, 2008-2010
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Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) WISQARS, 2008-2010, U.S. Fatal Injury Reports for Falls.
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*Injury was listed as underlying cause of death.
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Major Findings:
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~ Risk for a fatal fall increases as the population ages.
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~ For adults ages 85+, the Rhode Island fatal fall rate is significantly higher than the national rate.
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Falls Hospitalization by Age Group, 2010-2012
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Data Source: Rhode Island Hospital Discharge Data, 2010-2012, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) WISQARS, 2010-2012, U.S. Non Fatal Injury Reports for Falls
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*Injury was listed as primary reason for E.D. visit.
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Major Findings:
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~ Injuries from falls increase as the population ages
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Falls Death Rate by Sex, 2008-2010
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Date Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) WISQARS, 208-2010, U.S. Fatal Injury Reports for Falls.
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*Injury was listed as the underlying cause of death.
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Major Findings:
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~ Men have a higher rate of fatal falls than women nationally and in Rhode Island.
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Fallls Hospitalization Rate by Sex, Age 65+, 2010-2012
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Data Source: Rhode Island Hospital Discharge Data 2010-2012 and CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) WISQARS, 2010-2012, U.S. Non Fatal Injury Reports for Falls
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Major Findings:
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~ Women have a higher rate of falls injuries than men, nationally and in Rhode Island
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