46 million

In 2015 in EU28 it is estimated there were 46 million falls amongst community-dwelling elder people.

Fear of falling is common among the elderly and it can often become a reason for social isolation.

About 1/3 community-dwelling people aged 65 or over fall each year, fall rates increase with age and are higher in long term residential care and hospitals.
Some 30-50% falls result in minor injury, 5% in fractures, 5-6% in other major injury.


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