Fall-induced deaths among elderly people.

Abstract:

:Falls and fall-induced injuries in older people are a major public health problem in modern societies with aging populations. Injury is the fifth leading cause of death in older adults, and most of these fatal injuries are related to falls. We have assessed the nationwide trends in fall-induced deaths of older people in Finland for more than 3 decades (1971-2002), and the results showed that the number of fall-induced deaths among elderly Finns is clearly increasing, especially among men.

journal_name

Am J Public Health

authors

Kannus P,Parkkari J,Niemi S,Palvanen M

doi

10.2105/AJPH.2004.047779

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2005-03-01 00:00:00

pages

422-4

issue

3

eissn

0090-0036

issn

1541-0048

pii

95/3/422

journal_volume

95

pub_type

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