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Citation

Orces CH, Alamgir H. Inj. Prev. 2014; 20(6): 421-423.

Affiliation

University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2014, BMJ Publishing Group)

DOI

10.1136/injuryprev-2014-041268

PMID

24916685

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine national trends in fall-related injuries among older adults treated in emergency departments (ED) and project these injuries until the year 2030.

METHODS: The Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System was used to generate data on fall-related injuries treated in ED. Joinpoint regression analysis was used to examine the average annual change in injury rates over time.

RESULTS: Fall-related injury and hospitalisation rates increased on average by 2% (95% CI 1.5% to 2.7%) and by 4% (95% CI 2.9% to 5.0%) per year, respectively. Assuming the increase in fall-related injury rates remains unchanged, the number of fall-related injuries may increase to 5.7 million by the year 2030.

CONCLUSION: Fall-related injuries among older adults treated in ED increased in the USA during the study period. Moreover, a marked increase in the number of these injuries may occur over the next decades.


Language: en

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