How many people die every year from a fall?

Every year 31,000 people in the United States die from a fall.  In comparison 33,000 people die from car accidents.
 
Every 11 seconds, a patient is treated in the Emergency Department for a fall.  
Every 19 minutes, a patient dies from a fall.
 
The total cost of falls in the United States is $35 billion a year.
 
One fourth of Americans aged 65 and over fall per year.
 
Patients who fall and break their hip have a 30% risk of dying within one year.
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