Falls are a leading cause of injury-related death among adults age 65 and older, and the age-adjusted rate of fall death is increasing.
In addition to deaths and injuries, as well as the costs associated with them, falls can have many negative consequences for older adults, including fear of falling again, rorced relocation from the home, loss of independence and stress in the family. By reducing chances of a fall, older adults can stay independent and have an increased quality of life.
In 2020, the age-adjusted rate per 100,000 population of Deaths From Unintentional Falls (All) in Alachua County was 17.5 compared to Florida at 10.8. Since the oldest age at death varies, an ending age of 999 is used to retrieve all records up to and including the oldest age.
Alachua County is in the fourth quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, the situation occurs less often in about three quarters of the counties than in Alachua County. The map illustrates county data by quartile. It is shown when there are at least 51 counties with data for this measure.Links: Healthy People 2030|Florida Health Resources
Age-adjusted Deaths From Unintentional Falls, Rate Per 100,000 Population, 2020
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Age-adjusted Deaths From Unintentional Falls, Rate Per 100,000 Population, Single Year