Falls are a leading cause of injury death for Utahns aged 65 and older. Additionally, in Utah, unintentional fall-related
inpatient hospital charges for all ages totaled more than $142 million in 2011.
Unintentional Fall Hospitalizations by Urban-Other Residence, Utah, 1992-2011
ICD-9 codes include E880-E886.9 and E888. Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 population. County designation is based on the patient's
residence and not where the fall occurred. Urban Counties include Utah, Salt Lake, Davis, and Weber.
Utah Inpatient Hospital Discharge Data, Office of Health Care Statistics, Utah Department of Health.
Population Estimates: Utah Population Estimates Committee (UPEC) and the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget (GOPB),
2008 Baseline Economic and Demographic Projections (Revised on 7-23-2008).
Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census
Bureau, IBIS Version 2011.
The number of incidents (hospitalizations/deaths) due to unintentional falls per 10,000 population (hospitalizations) or per
100,000 (deaths). ICD-9 codes: E880-E886.9, E888; ICD-10: W00-W19.
How We Calculated the Rates
Number of incidents (hospitalizations/deaths) due to unintentional falls (ICD-9 codes: E880-E886.9, E888; ICD-10: W00-W19).
Total number of persons in the population of Utah.
Page Content Updated On 11/18/2013,
Published on 12/10/2013
Violence and Injury Prevention Program, Bureau of Health Promotion, Division of Disease Control and Prevention, Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake City, UT
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