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Fall Related Hospitalizations Data

Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related hospitalizations. In 2019, falls resulted in more than 9,000 hospitalizations. Iowans aged 65 or older account for the highest number of fall-related hospitalizations compared to other age groups.

In October 2015, the way hospital and emergency department discharge data were coded changed from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM. This transition affected how Fall Related Injury hospitalization and emergency department visits are captured, caution must be used when evaluating time trends or comparing data from 2015 and before to data from 2016 or later.

Measure Description:

  • The Count of Hospitalizations is the number of inpatient hospital admissions that includes a diagnosis code for unintentional fall related injury.
  • The Crude Rate (Per 100K) is the rate of inpatient hospital admissions that includes a diagnosis code for unintentional fall related injury per 100,000 Population.
  • The Age Adjusted Rate (Per 100K) is the age adjusted rate of inpatient hospital admissions that includes a diagnosis 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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