Study suggests increase in falls among the elderly

by Bruce Montgomery January 20, 2015

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-01-falls-elderly.html   January 19, 2015 Over a 12-year period, the prevalence of self-reported falls among older adults appeared to be on the rise, according to a new nationally representative study. Falling is the most frequent cause of injury among older adults and about a third of older adults fall each year. Researchers analyzed data from 1998-2010 among adults age 65 and over and found an 8 percent increase in falls - which translates to a relative increase of nearly 30 percent. The findings appear in JAMA Internal Medicine. More information: "More older Americans report falling: the epidemiology of falls, 1998-2010," JAMA Intern Med., Jan.19, 2015, DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7533


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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