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Health Indicator Report of Injury - Older Adult Falls Hospitalization

Fall-related Hospitalizations among Adults 65+ Years of Age by County, New Mexico, 2016


Data Sources

  • 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/.

Definition

The number of hospitalizations for unintentional injury due to falls in persons age 65 years or older per 10,000 population

Numerator

The number of hospitalizations for unintentional injury due to falls in persons age 65 years or older

Denominator

The mid-year estimated population of adults age 65 or more years

Evidence-based Practices

How 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
Page Content Updated On 04/26/2018, Published on 04/26/2018
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Content updated: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:52:50 MDT