QuickStats: Rate of Nonfatal Fall Injuries Receiving Medical Attention by Age Group – United States, 2012July 29, 2014
In 2012, the U.S. rate of nonfatal fall injuries receiving medical attention was 43 per 1,000 population. Rates increased with age for adults aged ≥18 years. Adults aged 18–44 years had the lowest rate of falls (22 per 1,000), and the rate for those aged 75 years or older were higher (121 per 1,000) than for all other age groups.
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Produced By: Office of Statistics and Programming, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Data Source: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Vital Statistics System.
More injuries occur at a person’s house than anywhere else, a new report from NCHS shows. Also, falls are still the leading cause of injury. Other information in the report includes the following:
- In 2007, there were an estimated 34.3 million injury episodes.
- In every year during 1997–2007, the age-adjusted rate of injury episodes among the U.S. population was higher for males than for females.
- In every year during 1997–2007, the age-adjusted rate of injury episodes among the U.S. population was higher for those who were non-Hispanic white than for those who were non-Hispanic black and Hispanic.
For more, please visit the NCHS website at www.cdc.gov/nchs.
We have released a new report entitled Fall injury episodes among noninstitutionalized older adults: United States, 2001–2003.
From the report:
Falls are the leading cause of nonfatal medically attended injuries in the United States (1). Injuries caused by falls are more prevalent among adults aged 65 years and over compared with younger persons, occurring in 2005 at a rate of 76 episodes per 1,000 population among persons aged 65 years and over and 36 episodes per 1,000 population among persons under age 65 (CDC unpublished data, 2005). Annually, one in three Americans over age 65 years experiences a fall, and many of these falls are recurrent (2,3). Falls are associated with numerous morbidities, decreased quality of life, and high health care costs (4–6).
The report is available for download.