Troubling Data - Senior Falls Increasingly Fatal

David Nelson

An article in The Sacramento Bee this week provided data illustrating increasing fatality rates among seniors from falls.  The first table below (from the article) shows that the fatality rate from falls among those 85 and older has increased more than 50% over the past 10 years in California.   The article also highlights a CDC stat showing the same pattern nationwide (65% nationwide increase over last 10 years).

Fall Death Rate Infographic from Sacramento Bee