Free Fall Policy Brief: Falls in Iowa 2019, September 12, 2019

(2019) Free Fall Policy Brief: Falls in Iowa 2019, September 12, 2019. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

Fall-related deaths for older Iowans are increasing and are higher than the national average. In 2016, older Iowan dying from a fall was 13.3 compared to 9.1 per 100,000 population nationally (CDC WISQARS, 2018). From 2012 to 2016, Iowa had on average 515 fall-related deaths each year (CDC WISQARS, 2018). Falls were the leading cause of all unintentional injury deaths for persons aged 65 or older in both Iowa and nationally.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Public Health, Falling, Older Iowans, Injury
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Public health
ID Code: 31626
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 31 Mar 2020 15:33
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2020 15:33
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/31626