07. Trends and rates

  • During 2003-2007, there were 79,386 falls fatalities (rate: 40.77 per 100,000 population) reported among the U.S. elderly; it rose from 13,800 to 18,000 between 2003 and 2007.
  • The annual mortality rate varied from a low of 36.76 per 100,000 in 2003 to a high of 44.89 per 100,000 in 2007.
  • Falls mortality rate increased by 22.14 per 100, 000 population from 2003 to 2007.

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