Falls are a leading cause of injury death for Utahns aged 65 and older. In Utah fall-related inpatient hospital charges totaled
over $135 million in 2010.
Fall Hospitalizations by Urban-Other Residence, Utah, 1992-2010
ICD-9 codes include E880-E886.9 and E888; ICD-10 codes include W00-W19.
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.
The number of incidents (hospitalizations/deaths) due to 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 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 08/29/2012,
Published on 08/30/2012
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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