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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.

Table 1: Fall-Related Emergency Visits in Adults Aged 65 and Older, Windsor-Essex County, 2009-2013

 

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Crude number of fall related ER visits

2752

3091

3154

3176

3473

Age-specific rate of emergency visits due to falls per 100,000

4880.5

5344.1

5322.6

5170.6

5469.2

Note: Denominator used for 2013 age-specific rate was a projected estimate. Source: Population Projections County (Statistics Canada, Ontario Ministry of Finance), MOHLTC, IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO

Table 2: Fall-Related Hospitalizations in Adults Aged 65 and Older, Windsor-Essex County, 2009-2013

 

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Crude number of hospitalizations

680

697

756

765

842

Age-specific rate of hospitalizations due to falls per 100,000

1205.9

1205.1

1275.8

1245.4

1325.9

Note: Denominator used for 2013 age-specific rate was a projected estimate. Source: Population Projections County (Statistics Canada, Ontario Ministry of Finance), MOHLTC, IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO

Data Notes

Source: Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care: IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO. Date extracted: November 14, 2014.

Reference

1Scott, 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.