|Safe Fall, L.L.C.|
|According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC1,2):|
- One in three adults age 65 and older falls every year.
- Falls are the leading cause of injury death in adults age 65 and older.
- Over 90% of hip fractures are caused by falls.
- On average, the hospitalization cost for a fall injury is $17,500.
- Falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries for children ages 0-19.
- Almost 2.8 million children are treated every year in U.S. emergency rooms for fall-related injuries.
Concussions affect about 128 people per 100,000 in the U.S. annually. Symptoms include headaches, nausea, sensitivity to light, fatigue, depression, and possible brain damage.3
Young children have the highest rates of concussion. Sports and bicycle accidents account for the majority of cases among 5- to 14-year-olds, whereas falls and vehicular accidents are the most common causes of concussion in adults.
Falls are inevitable, but injuries can be prevented. There IS something you can do to TAKE CONTROL. By learning practical skills for falling, you and your loved ones can avoid unnecessary costs, pain and loss of life.
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1. http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/falls/adultfalls.html. Updated September 16, 2011.
2. http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Falls/fallcost.html. Updated September 16, 2011.
3. Ropper AH, Gorson KC (2007). "Clinical practice. Concussion". New England Journal of Medicine 356 (2): 166–72.