November 13, 2020
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.
September 24, 2018
In 2016, 22% of current residents living in residential care communities had a fall in the past 90 days, representing 175,000 residents in the United States.
By region, 27% of residents living in communities in the Northeast, 23% of residents in Midwest communities, and 20% of residents in communities in the South and West, respectively, had a fall.
A higher percentage of residents in the Northeast had a fall compared with residents in the South and West.
Source: National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2016 data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsltcp/nsltcp_rdc.htm.
July 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.
October 21, 2009
10 Leading Causes of Violence-Related Injury Deaths in the United States in 2006, for all races, both sexes, and all ages.
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.
September 2, 2009
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:
September 21, 2007
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.