An epidemiological study of falls in older community-dwelling women: the Randwick falls and fractures study.

@article{Lord1993AnES,
  title={An epidemiological study of falls in older community-dwelling women: the Randwick falls and fractures study.},
  author={Stephen R. Lord and John A. Ward and Philippa Williams and Kaarin J. Anstey},
  journal={Australian journal of public health},
  year={1993},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={240-5}
}
Seven hundred and four women aged between 65 and 99 years (mean age 74.6 years), who were randomly selected from the community, took part in a study to determine whether health and lifestyle factors were associated with falls. In the 12 months before the survey, 66.1 per cent of the subjects experienced no falls, 19.7 per cent fell once and 14.2 per cent fell on two or more occasions. The proportion of women who fell outside the home decreased with age, with a corresponding increase in the… CONTINUE READING

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