More Older Adults Dying from Fall-Related Injuries, Says CDC

May 18, 2018 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​The death rate from falls-related injuries among adults age 65 or older rose by 31% from 2007 to 2016, according to a study released on May 11, 2018, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to CDC, nearly 29,668 Americans age 65 or older died as a result of a fall in 2016, compared with 18,334 deaths in 2007, with the rate of falls increasing by an average of 3% per year during that time.

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