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  1. Mortality from accidental falls among the elderly in the United States, 1962-1988 : demonstrating the impact of improved trauma management.

    Article - En anglais

    Falls in elderly persons primarily occur because of increasing intrinsic frailty rather than extrinsic environmental hazards.

    Thus declining mortality from accidental falls in the elderly predominantly reflects improved trauma management rather than injury prevention.

    Mortality attributed to accidental falls among individuals aged 60 to 85 years in the United States from 1962 through 1988 was analyzed using the Strehler-Mildvan modification of the Gompertz relationship of aging and mortality.

    This method of analysis can be used to define a disorder-specific age at which etiopathogenic influences are directly proportional to the mortality rate.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Epidémiologie, Evolution, Traitement, Vieillard, Homme, Mortalité, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Chute, Accident

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Nervous system diseases, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Epidemiology, Evolution, Treatment, Elderly, Human, Mortality, United States, North America, America, Fall, Accident

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

    Cote : 93-0660663

    Code Inist : 002B16B. Création : 199406.