FACTS ABOUT FALLS
Most fractures among older adults are caused by falls.
In 2009, 2.2 million fall injuries among older adults were treated in emergency departments and more than 581,000 of these patients were hospitalized.
Rates of fall-related fractures among older women are more than twice those for men.
One out of three adults age 65 and older falls each year, but less than half talk to their healthcare providers about it.
Source: Center for Disease Control (CDC)