The Facts About Falls

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Statistics Overview for Hamilton County

  • Falls are the leading cause of emergency department visits and hospitalizations due to injury among adults over 65.
  • Falls are the third leading cause of injury-related deaths among older adults over 65 in Hamilton County.
  • Fourteen percent of Hamilton County’s population is composed of adults over 65; this group accounts for 84 percent of all fall deaths and 69 percent of all fall hospitalizations.
    Source: Hamilton County Injury Surveillance System, 2011
  • In a random survey, almost eight percent of Hamilton County residents could not identify the most common risk factors for falling and nearly twelve percent of those who were surveyed did not know how to reduce the risk of falling in older adults.

Source: Greater Cincinnati Survey, 2005


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