Older Consumers Safety Test Question 1

 

1. Slips and falls are the main source of injury and death for older people in the home.


True | False


TRUE
Slips and falls are the main source of injury and death for people 65 and older. In home settings in 2003, there were approximately 7500 deaths to victims 65 and older (6200 of these fatalities were to persons 75 and older.) When older people fall, their risk of serious injury or death is much higher than that of the general population.

 

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