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Table 2 Fall characteristics

From: Chronic disease and falls in community-dwelling Canadians over 65 years old: a population-based study exploring associations with number and pattern of chronic conditions

Variable Weighted %
Number of falls  
 1 63.3
 2 19.0
 3 8.1
 4 3.7
 > = 5 5.4
Most serious injuries resulting from fall(s)  
 No serious injury 35.1
 Bruises 21.2
 Sprain/strain 9.9
 Discomfort 8.6
 Other 8.1
 Cuts 5.6
 Fracture of arm or wrist 3.5
 Head injury 3.0
 Fracture of leg 2.3
 Fracture of back/vertebra 1.4
 Fracture of hip 1.2
Medical attention sought  
 Yes 29.3
 No 70.7
Hospitalization after fall  
 Yes 7.8
 No 91.0