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Important Facts for Unintentional Falls Deaths


Falls include all resident deaths where an unintentional fall was coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.


Number of unintentional falls (ICD-10: W00-W19)


Total resident population

Why Is This Important?

"In 2007, falls yielded the third leading cause of unintentional injury deaths in the state and the leading cause of injury-related hospitalization and emergency department visits. More than 75% of falls occur in adults aged more than 65 years. Fall-related deaths are expected to increase as the population in the state increases and ages." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.

Other Objectives

Healthy North Carolina 2020

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