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Fall-related injuries are a serious problem for seniors.

Data on fall-related emergency room visits for the Windsor-Essex region is presented below.

Table 1: Age-Specific Rate of Fall-Related Emergency Visits in Adults Aged 65 and Older, Windsor-Essex County, 2008-2012
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
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. 

Data Notes

Source: Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care: IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO. Date extracted: November 18, 2013.

References

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.