Incorporating the AIHW National Injury Surveillance Unit
Falls by the elderly in Australia

Falls by the elderly in Australia

Trends and data for 1998
Raymond Cripps, Judy Carman

2001
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Canberra
AIHW cat. no. INJCAT 37

This is a surveillance report on injuries due to falls in the elderly in Australia. It gives the latest available data on deaths and hospitalisations, including the number of cases, rates and trends.

Data are also given by age, sex, State and Territory, external cause and place of occurrence. It will be relevant to those interested in data on falls in the elderly in Australia, including community practitioners, health planners, health administrators, researchers and the public.
The report is available here as a PDF document (~ 145 Kb).

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