In New Hampshire, between years 2005 and 2009, there were 561 deaths due to falls in the adult population over age 65, 11,604 inpatient discharges, 44,963 emergency department discharges, and an unknown number of doctor office visits and unreported falls. Falls are not a natural part of aging, and most falls can be prevented.
- Death rates have significantly increased between years 2003 and 2012 for both males and females.
- Emergency department (ED) visit rates due to fall-related injuries significantly increased for both males and females between years 2000 and 2009.
- 38.9% of adults age 65 and older stated that in the past 12 months, they had done things to reduce their chance of falling.
- 41.8% of adults age 45 and older stated that in the past
12 months, they had done anything to help an older person reduce his/her chance of falling.
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