Health and lifestyle risk factors for falls in Australia

Source: Journal of Safety Research, 2013, 45, p. 7-13

Follow this link for abstract

Date of publication: June 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A sample of people aged 65 and over in the community in New South Wales, Australia were surveyed regarding their falls experiences, lifestyles and general health to identify medical, health and lifestyle factors associated with falls and multiple falls. People who fell were more likely to be over 85 and have various health problems and be overweight than non-fallers. The survey reinforces the multifactorial nature of falls and the complex interaction of risk factors that increase the chance of individuals having a fall.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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