Causes of Nonfatal Injuries of Persons 65+ in US 2012

by Bruce Montgomery May 20, 2014

Of the 3.9 million injuries that occurred to US citizens over the age of 65 in 2012, over 2.4 million or 62% were caused by unintentional falls.
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National estimates of injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System - All Injury Program (NEISS-AIP) — nonfatal injuries and nonfatal injury rates.
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Bruce Montgomery
Bruce Montgomery

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Dr. Bruce Montgomery is a licensed building contractor in Michigan and Florida. He is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist as designated by the National Association of Home Builders. He has also achieved an Executive Certificate in Home Modification from the University of Southern California. He has a wide ranging educational background, including a Master of Science degree in Entomology, with a Master of Science degree in Forestry and a Ph.D. in educational administration.




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