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Leading Cause of Nonfatal Unintentional Injury* Among Women Aged 65 and Older, by Age, 2008

Leading Cause of Nonfatal Unintentional Injury*Among Women Aged 65 and Older, by Age, 2008
Cause of Nonfatal Unintentional Injury Rate per 1,000 Women
65-69 Years 70-79 Years 80 Years and Older

*Treated in hospital emergency departments.

Source II.14: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; Consumer Product Safety Commission, NEISS-AIP

Fall 33.3 49.3 110.0
Struck by/Against Object 4.4 5.0 7.0
Overexertion 5.2 5.2 4.8
Motor Vehicle Occupant 5.3 4.6 3.6
Cut/Pierced by Object 2.8 2.1 1.4

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