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Falls among the elderly living in high-rise apartments.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7086359     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A study of 64 elderly people living in high-rise apartments found that 37.5 percent reported falling in the previous year. The annual reported fall rate was 625 per 1,000 persons per year. Fifty-eight percent of those who fell received medical treatment. Dizziness and syncope were reported to be the cause of 80 percent of falls. Self-reported poor health status and disability in vision and gait were strongly associated with falling. The sex of the subject, marital status, advanced age, and alcohol and sedative use were less associated with falling.
B C Perry
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of family practice     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0094-3509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Pract     Publication Date:  1982 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-08-07     Completed Date:  1982-08-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502590     Medline TA:  J Fam Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1069-73     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dizziness / complications
Interview, Psychological
Life Style
Syncope / complications
Vision Disorders / complications
Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology

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