Falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths

Key facts

  1. Falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths worldwide.
  2. Each year an estimated 684 000 individuals die from falls globally of which over 80% are in low- and middle-income countries.
  3. Adults older than 60 years of age suffer the greatest number of fatal falls.
  4. 37.3 million falls that are severe enough to require medical attention occur each year.
  5. Prevention strategies should emphasize education, training, creating safer environments, prioritizing fall-related research and establishing effective policies to reduce risk.

A fall is defined as an event which results in a person coming to rest inadvertently on the ground or floor or other lower level. Fall-related injuries may be fatal or non-fatal(1) though most are non-fatal. For example, of children in the People’s Republic of China, for every death due to a fall, there are 4 cases of permanent disability, 13 cases requiring hospitalization for more than 10 days, 24 cases requiring hospitalization for 1–9 days and 690 cases seeking medical care or missing work/school.

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