The epidemiological time series analysis is constantly being updated with reliable data regarding the number, incidence, trends, causes, risk factors, consequences and costs of fall-related injuries and deaths of Finnish older adults.
Free time accidents and injuries are a significant problem to public health and national economy. Fall-induced fractures and deaths of older adults account for a significant portion of these injuries.
Hospital discharge register data has been collected in Finland for fall-related injuries, such as bone fractures, since 1970. The data for fall-related deaths have been collected from the National Official Cause of Death Statistics since 1971.
The number of fall-related injuries elderly people has increased fivefold over the past thirty years and the number of fall-related deaths has doubled.
To produce regularly updated, reliable data regarding the number, incidence, trends, causes, risk factors, consequences and costs of fall-related injuries and deaths among Finnish older adults.
The National Official Causes of Death Statistics and the Finnish Hospital Discharge Register (HILMO).
MD, PhD, Chief Physician
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Last updated: 2.11.2020