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Table 1 Incidence rates of ‘any fall’ in participants of the German health interview and examination survey for adults (DEGS1) and the Activity and Function of the Elderly in Ulm study (ActiFE-Ulm)

From: Fall incidence in Germany: results of two population-based studies, and comparison of retrospective and prospective falls data collection methods

  Database: DEGS1 Database: ActiFE Ulm
   Retrospective assessment (12 months) Prospective assessment (12 months)
Age (years) Number of participants Incidence rate of any fall Number of participants Incidence rate of any fall Incidence rate of any fall
Women      
65- < 70 403 24.4 (19.8-29.7) 162 31.5 (24.4-39.2) 39.9 (32.2-47.9)
70- < 75 416 25.6 (20.4-31.7) 183 36.1 (29.1-43.5) 36.5 (29.5-44.0)
75- < 80 200 27.5 (21.0-35.1) 110 46.4 (36.8-56.1) 38.5 (29.3-48.5)
80- < 85 - - 86 40.7 (30.2-51.8) 37.5 (26.9-49.0)
85- < 90 - - 59 44.1 (31.2-57.6) 42.2 (28.3-57.0)
Total*      
65- < 80 1019 25.7 (22.4-29.2) 455 37.4 (34.8-39.9) 38.2 (35.6-40.8)
65- < 90 - - 600 38.9 (37.1-40.6) 38.7 (36.9-40.5)
Men      
65- < 70 396 13.1 (9.2-18.3) 170 22.9 (16.9-30.0) 25.9 (19.4-33.3)
70- < 75 402 16.6 (12.4-22.0) 240 30.0 (24.3-36.2) 31.2 (25.2-37.6)
75- < 80 181 21.1 (14.2-30.1) 111 36.0 (27.1-45.7) 27.4 (19.2-36.9)
80- < 85 - - 203 36.9 (30.3-44.0) 33.5 (26.9-40.6)
85- < 90 - - 64 46.9 (34.3-59.8) 38.0 (25.5-51.7)
Total*      
65- < 80 979 16.3 (13.6-19.3) 521 28.9 (26.6-31.1) 28.3 (26.1-30.6)
65- < 90 - - 788 31.2 (29.6-32.7) 29.7 (28.1-31.3)
  1. *Incidences weighted according to the age distribution of the German standard population (2010).
  2. fallers/100-person-years exposure; 95% confidence interval.