The total elderly population aged 70 years or over living in five rural districts in northern Finland, 1159 persons in all, were monitored by phone prospectively for 1 year, all falls being recorded separately for those living at home and in institutions.
Of those living at home, 30% fell at least once during the year, 19% just once, this proportion not depending on age or sex.
The home-dwelling men and women experienced 368/1000 PY and 611/1000 PY falls, respectively, the incidences tending to increase with advancing age.
The men in institutions experienced 2021 falls/1000 PY and the women 1423/1000 PY, without clear age dependence.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chute, Epidémiologie, A domicile, Etablissement troisième âge, Vieillard, Homme, Milieu rural, Finlande, Europe, Nord, Incidence, Sexe, Traumatisme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fall, Epidemiology, At home, Homes for the aged, Elderly, Human, Rural environment, Finland, Europe, North, Incidence, Sex, Trauma
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0633258
Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 09/06/1995.