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  1. Fall-induced injuries and deaths among older adults.

    Article - En anglais

    Context Although various fall-induced injuries and deaths among older adults are increasing, little is known about the epidemiology of these events.

    Objective To determine the trends in the number and incidence of fall-induced injuries and deaths of older adults in a well-defined white population.

    Design and Setting Secular trend analysis of the population of Finland, using the Finnish National Hospital Discharge Register and the Official Cause-of-Death Statistics of Finland.

    Participants All persons aged 50 years or older who were admitted to hospitals in Finland for primary treatment of a first fall-induced injury from the years of 1970 to 1995, and for comparison, all fall-induced deaths in the same age group from the years 1971 to 1995.

    Main Outcome Measure The number and the age-specific and age-adjusted incidence rate (per 100 000 persons) of fall-induced injuries and deaths in each year of the study.

    Results For the study period, both the total and population-adjusted number (per 100000 persons) of Finns aged 50 years or older with fall-induced injury increased substantially.

    Total fall-induced injuries increased from 5622 in 1970 to 21 574 in 1995, a 284% increase, and the rate increased from 494 to 1398 per 100000 persons, a 183% increase.

    The age-adjusted incidence also increased in both women (from 648 in 1970 to 1469 in 1995, a 127% increase) and men (from 434 in 1970 to 972 in 1995, a 124% increase). (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Chute, Personne âgée, Homme, Age, Mortalité, Finlande, Europe, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Tendance, Recommandation

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Fall, Elderly, Human, Age, Mortality, Finland, Europe, Epidemiology, Incidence, Trend, Recommendation

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0291263

    Code Inist : 002B16N. Création : 16/11/1999.