There are 328,534 senior in SD County and 40% (109,500) will fall within the next 12 months. (SANDAG 2004)
82,124 of the seniors in San Diego will fall a second time within six months of the initial fall. (SANDAG 2004)
Among people 65 and older, falls are the leading cause of death (SANDAG 2004)
25% of people with hip fracture falls die within one year of the initial fall.
Individuals 55 years and older made up 19% of the population, 47% of the total responses by paramedics, and 60% of the paramedic responded fall injuries. (San Diego County Elderly Fall Report)
The number of paramedic responded falls for people 55 years and older increased overall by an average of 3% each year from FY 1996/97 to 2000/01.(San Diego County Elderly Fall Report)
Females make up 63% of the prehospitalized fall injuries.(San Diego County Elderly Fall Report)