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Healthy People 2010 - With Annotations

Chapter 15

Injury and Violence Prevention
Lead Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Goal: Reduce injuries, disabilities, and deaths due to unintentional injuries and violence.

15-27. Reduce deaths from falls.

2.3 deaths per 100,000 population.

Baseline: 4.5 deaths per 100,000 population were caused by falls in 1998 (preliminary data; age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population).

Target setting method: Better than the best.

Data source: National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), CDC, NCHS.

Total Population, 1997* Deaths From Falls
Rate per 100,000
Race and ethnicity  
American Indian or Alaska Native 5.6
Asian or Pacific Islander 3.5
 Asian DNC
 Native Hawaiian - Pacific Islander DNC
Black or African American 3.1
White 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 3.3
 Cuban 2.4
 Mexican 3.4
 Puerto Rican 2.7
Not Hispanic or Latino 4.6
 Black or African American 3.1
 White 4.7
Female 3.3
Male 6.3
Education level
(aged 25 to 64 years)
Less than high school 3.0
High school graduate 2.2
At least some college 1.1
Select populations  
Persons aged 65 to 84 years 16.4
Persons aged 85 years and older 104.9

DNA = Data have not been analyzed. DNC = Data are not collected. DSU = Data are statistically unreliable.

Note: Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

*New data for population groups will be added when available.

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Last modified: 22-Aug-2001.