Calculations: November is Fall Prevention Month in Canada

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1,036,079: Number of emergency department visits in 2010 because of falls (source)

20%-30%: Percentage of seniors who are likely to fall at least once this year (source)

95%: Percentage of all hip fractures caused by falls (source)

20%: Percentage of all falls that sent seniors to hospital in 2010-2011 that occurred on steps or stairs (source)

128,389: Number of hospitalizations in 2010 caused by falls (source)

1/2: Proportion of falls causing hospitalization that happen at home (source)

73%: Percentage of major injury hospitalizations of seniors in 2010-2011 related to falls (source)

>1/3: Proportion of seniors who are admitted to long-term care after hospitalization for a fall (source)

4,071: Number of deaths in 2010 caused by falls (source)

43%: Percentage increase from 2003 to 2008 in the number of injuries caused by falls (source)

65%: Percentage increase from 2003 to 2008 in the number of deaths caused by falls (source)

$8.7 billion: Total cost in 2010 of injuries caused by falls (source)

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