Christine Cigolle finds falls among seniors up 30% over past 12 years

Christine Cigolle finds falls among seniors up 30% over past 12 years

NIA Aging Centers News Reference

A recent study by Christine Cigolle and colleagues finds falling is the most frequent cause of injury among older adults and that the risk of falling has risen considerably (30%) during the 1998 to 2010 study period. The study, which used HRS data, also examined fall frequency and injuries among those 65 and older.

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Christine Cigolle (Michigan)

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Additional Media Coverage:

"Study: Falls Among Seniors On The Rise" - CBS - Detroit. 1/19/2015.

"Study suggests increase in falls among the elderly" - Science Daily. 1/19/2015.

"The Elderly Are Falling More Often" - newser. 1/19/2015.

"Falls on the Rise among U.S. Seniors" - US News & World Report. 1/19/2015.

"More older adults are reporting falls" - Fox News. 1/22/2015.

"More older adults are reporting falls" - Reuters. 1/22/2015.

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