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Table 6 Attributions of outdoor falls

From: Characteristics of outdoor falls among older people: a qualitative study

Code Subcode Frequency of comments – no. of participants1 Frequency of comments - in total2
  Unknown 15 18
The individual    
  Health condition 5 7
  Rushing 5 5
  Symptoms at the time 3 3
  Shoes 2 3
  Misperception 2 2
  Unfamiliarity 1 1
  Lack of concentration 1 2
  Total 19 23
Other people    
  Person with them 2 2
  Passer by 1 1
  Total 3 3
Environment    
  Tripping hazard 3 3
  Uneven/poorly maintained pavement 6 7
  Dog – pulling/running into them 2 2
  Weather – slippery conditions 1 2
  Loud noise 1 1
  Total 13 15
  1. 1At the participant level, i.e. each participant can only be counted once.
  2. 2At the overall level, i.e. each participant can be counted multiple times.