Period prevalence, risk factors and consequent injuries of falling among the Saudi elderly living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study
OPEN BMJ open | 13 Jan 2018
FY Almegbel, IM Alotaibi, FA Alhusain, EM Masuadi, SL Al Sulami, AF Aloushan and BI Almuqbil
Approximately 28% to 35% of people aged 65 and over fall each year. The consequent injuries of falls are considered a major public health problem. Falls account for more than half of injury-related hospitalisations among old people. The aim of this study was to measure a 1-year period prevalence of falling among old people in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In addition, this study described the most common risk factors and consequent injuries of falls.
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