Fatal Falls Are On the Rise for America’s Senior Citizens

May 10, 2018

Los Angeles Times (May 11)

Fatal Falls Are On the Rise for America’s Senior Citizens

Fatal falls are on the rise in the United States, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2016, a total of 29,668 Americans ages 65 and older died as a result of a fall. In other words, falls ended the lives of 61.6 out of every 100,000 senior citizens that year. Back in 2007, there were 47 fall-related deaths for every 100,000 senior citizens.


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