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What is Falls?

What is Falls?

  • Falls: When a person losses balance and falls over.

Falls: Introduction

Types of Falls:

Types of Falls:

Broader types of Falls:

How many people get Falls?

Incidence (annual) of Falls: 69,264 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Incidence Rate of Falls: approx 1 in 65 or 1.52% or 4.1 million people in USA [about data]

How serious is Falls?

Complications of Falls: see complications of Falls
Deaths for Falls: 15,019 deaths in USA 2001 (CDC); 13,162 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001); 5.0 per 100,000 in Canada 19971

What causes Falls?

Causes of Falls: see causes of Falls
Risk factors for Falls: see risk factors for Falls

What are the symptoms of Falls?

Symptoms of Falls: see symptoms of Falls

Complications of Falls: see complications of Falls

Falls: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Falls.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Falls.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Falls: see treatments for Falls
Prevention of Falls: see prevention of Falls

Society issues for Falls


Hospitalization statistics for Falls: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Falls:

  • 1,136 men per 100,000 population aged 65-74 are hospitalised for falls in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 1,624 women per 100,000 population aged 65-74 are hospitalised for falls in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 4,778 men per 100,000 population over 75 are hospitalised for falls in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 7.379 women per 100,000 population over 75 are hospitalised for falls in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Organs Affected by Falls:

Organs and body systems related to Falls include:

Name and Aliases of Falls

Main name of condition: Falls

Class of Condition for Falls: physical

Other names or spellings for Falls:

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Falls: Related Conditions

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Footnotes:
1. Canadian Injury Data, Statistics Canada, 1996-1997
 

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