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Table 2 Incidence rates of ‘recurrent falls’ 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 recurrent falls Number of participants Incidence rate of recurrent falls Incidence rate of recurrent falls
Women      
65- < 70 400 10.4 (7.2-14.8) 162 8.0 (4.3-13.3) 12.7 (7.9-18.9)
70- < 75 414 10.8 (7.6-15.0) 183 11.5 (7.2-17.0) 8.8 (5.1-14.0)
75- < 80 199 9.7 (5.9-15.4) 110 10.9 (5.8-18.3) 14.1 (8.1-22.2)
80- < 85 - - 86 23.3 (14.8-33.6) 17.5 (9.9-27.6)
85- < 90 - - 59 8.5 (2.8-18.7) 20.1 (10.1-33.9)
Total*      
65- < 80 1013 10.4 (8.3-12.9) 455 10.2 (8.5-11.8) 11.6 (9.9-13.2)
65- < 90 - - 600 11.9 (10.8-13.1) 13.7 (12.5-14.9)
Men      
65- < 70 395 5.6 (2.8-10.9) 170 7.1 (3.7-12.0) 8.4 (4.7-13.7)
70- < 75 398 6.1 (3.8-9.7) 240 8.8 (5.5-13.1) 10.5 (6.9-15.3)
75- < 80 180 6.6 (3.5-12.3) 111 9.9 (5.1-17.0) 8.5 (4.0-15.5)
80- < 85 - - 203 12.3 (8.1-17.6) 13.9 (9.4-19.6)
85- < 90 - - 64 25.0 (15.0-37.4) 24.2 (13.9-37.2)
Total*      
65- < 80 973 6.1 (4.3-8.5) 521 8.4 (7.1-9.8) 9.3 (7.8-10.7)
65- < 90 - - 788 10.1 (9.2-11.1) 10.9 (9.9-12.0)
  1. *Incidences weighted according to the age distribution of the German standard population (2010).
  2. %/person-year; 95% confidence interval.
  3. recurrent fallers/100-person-years exposure; 95% confidence interval.