Silver Book Fact

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
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Today's Older Population

Related Facts

  • Prescription drug costs for older Americans
    The average prescription drug cost for older Americans was $2,834 in 2008, an amount that has been relatively stable since 2005.  
  • Older adults as primary caregiver, 2013
    There were approximately 536,000 adults aged 65 and over who were the primary caregiver for their grandchildren in 2013.  
  • Living arrangements of older Americans
    The majority of the older population lives independently.  
  • Increase in 60+ population between 2003 and 2013
    The number of Americans aged 60 and over increased from 48.1 million in 2003 to 62.8 million in 2013.  
  • Older American population growth since 1900
    Since 1900, the percentage of Americans age 65+ has more than tripled (from 4.1% in 1900 to 12.9% in 2009) and the number has increased almost thirteen times (from 3.1…