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Fall-related death rate

This indicator shows the rate of fall-related deaths per 100,000 population. Falls are a major cause of preventable death among the elderly and have increased across age groups in the past decade. Causes of fall-related deaths differ between the elderly and young and middle-aged populations, and require different prevention strategies. In 2009, falls accounted for 30% of accidental deaths.

Measurement Period: 2014-2016

HP 2020:
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Data Trend

  • 7.7

    Jurisdiction2009-20112010-20122011-20132012-20142013-20152014-2016
    Maryland7.88.28.48.58.89.4


    Jurisdiction2009-20112010-20122011-20132012-20142013-20152014-2016
    Allegany12.412.911.610**
    Anne Arundel6.87.17.37.27.18
    Baltimore City9.39.510.310.710.511
    Baltimore County9.61010.911.112.213.2
    Calvert******
    Caroline******
    Carroll6.589.311.513.914.1
    Cecil******
    Charles6.37.77.98**
    Dorchester******
    Frederick6.2766.6*9.4
    Garrett******
    Harford9.310.59.910.111.812.4
    Howard8.8987.17.89.9
    Kent******
    Montgomery6.67.17.57.16.96.5
    Prince George's6.36.46.56.76.57.6
    Queen Anne's******
    Saint Mary's******
    Somerset******
    Talbot******
    Washington9.89.98.18.5*10.2
    Wicomico6.87.59.58.6**
    Worcester******

Data Details

  • Source Maryland DHMH Vital Statistics Administration (VSA)
    Numerator Number of deaths with an ICD-10 code of W00-W19
    Denominator Population (middle year) from Maryland DHMH Vital Statistics Administration (VSA)
    Reporting Threshold (*) 20. Rate not reported if below threshold. Counts may be available upon request.
    Calculation (Numerator/Denominator)*100,000= 3-Year Calculation
    Race/ ethnicity All races/ ethnicities (aggregated)
    Black Non-Hispanic
    Hispanic
    White Non-Hispanic
    Asian/ Pacific Islander Non-Hispanic
    Other None
 
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