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Data for Unintentional Falls Mortality Rate by Race/Ethnicity, 2012

Race/Ethnicity Deaths per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
Total 9.1 8.5 9.7 930
White (Non-Hispanic) 10.2 9.5 10.9 833
Black (Non-Hispanic) 4.7 3.7 5.8 83
American Indian (Non-Hispanic) ** 4
Other (Non-Hispanic) ** 2
Hispanic ** 8

Data Notes

Deaths 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. 

Other Views


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

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of unintentional falls (ICD-10: W00-W19)
Denominator: Total resident population

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 12/05/2013

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