Health Indicator Report of Injury - Older Adult Falls Hospitalization
Fall-related Hospitalizations among Adults 65+ Years of Age by County, New Mexico, 2016
- Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data, New Mexico Department of Health.
- Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.
DefinitionThe number of hospitalizations for unintentional injury due to falls in persons age 65 years or older per 10,000 population
NumeratorThe number of hospitalizations for unintentional injury due to falls in persons age 65 years or older
DenominatorThe mid-year estimated population of adults age 65 or more years
Evidence-based PracticesHow can older adults prevent falls*? Exercise regularly to increase strength and balance. The NMDOH currently supports four evidence-based falls prevention programs and Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries (STEADI) as a clinical intervention
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