Falls and Fall Injuries Among Adults with Arthritis – United States, 2012

Falls and Fall Injuries Among Adults with Arthritis — United States, 2012.

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related morbidity and mortality among older adults, with more than one in three older adults falling each year,* resulting in direct medical costs of nearly $30 billion (1). Some of the major consequences of falls among older adults are hip fractures, brain injuries, decline in functional abilities, and reductions in social and physical activities (2).

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