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Fall Related Deaths Data

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death among Iowa adults age 65 or older. Although the rate of deaths from falls is increasing among all persons aged 65 years or older, it is increasing fastest among those aged 85 years or older. In Iowa, the rate of deaths from falls among older adults increased steadily from 2009 to 2019.

Measure Description:

  • The Count of Deaths is the number of death certificates with any contributing cause of death code for unintentional fall related injury.
  • The Crude Rate (Per 100K) is the rate of death certificates with any contributing cause of death code for unintentional fall related injury per 100,000 Population.
  • The Age Adjusted Rate (Per 100K) is the age adjusted rate of death certificates with any contributing cause of death code for unintentional fall related injury per 100,000 Population. Age adjustment to the 2000 Standard US Census is done to allow direct comparison of rates in counties and states with different population age distributions.

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