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Emergency room visits due to falls, 2007-2011

In 2011, 6,893.5 per 100,000 older adults aged 65 and over visited the emergency room due to falls, an increase of 1658.4 per 100,000 since 2007.

Healthy People 2020, Older Adults, National Snapshots. https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/older-adults/national-snapshot. Published August 25 2014. Accessed July 1, 2015

Reference

Title
Healthy People 2020, Older Adults, National Snapshots
Publisher
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Publication Date
Published August 25 2014
Authors
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
URL
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  • Today's Older Population

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