Indicator Report - Unintentional Falls Mortality Rate by County, 2008-2012
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.
Unintentional Falls Mortality Rate by County, 2008-2012
Data NotesDeaths were coded under the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Age-adjusted death rates were calculated using the direct method and the projected United States 2000 population as the standard. **Rates are displayed only for counties that have a minimum of 20 deaths. U.S. data are for 2010.
Data SourcesDeath Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics NCHS Bridged Population Estimates
DefinitionFalls include all resident deaths where an unintentional fall was coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 12/05/2013, Published on 12/05/2013