Fall-related injuries are a serious problem for seniors.1
Data on fall-related emergency room visits for the Windsor-Essex region is presented below.
|Age-specific rate of emergency visits due to falls per 100,000||4868.6||4880.5||5344.1||5322.6||5170.6|
In 2012, there were 5170.6 falls per 100,000 seniors in Windsor-Essex County that resulted in an emergency visit.
Source: Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care: IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO. Date extracted: November 18, 2013.
1. Scott, V., Wagar, L., & Elliott, S. (2010). Falls & Related Injuries among Older Canadians: Fall‐related Hospitalizations & Intervention Initiatives. Prepared on behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada, Division of Aging and Seniors. Victoria BC: Victoria Scott Consulting.