Older Adult Falls (65+)

  • Purpose: To determine population trends and impact of falls on older Rhode Islanders (age 65+)
  • Key Information: Number of fatal and non-fatal falls.

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Hospitalizations and Fatal Falls

  • The Rhode Island rate of hospitalizations and fatal falls for older adults is higher than the national rate.

  • Older Adult Falls (65+) By Gender, Rhode Island

    • Men have a higher rate of fatal falls than women.
    • Women have a higher rate of fall hospitalizations than men.

    Older Adults (65+) by Age Group

    • Hospitalizations and deaths from falls increases dramatically as the population ages.

    Notes: Injury was listed as the primary reason for emergency department visit or death. Rates based on less than 10 events have been suppressed.