Injuries Suffered by Older Women Due to Falls

Posted on: July 10th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

Information provided by the CDC shows that women 65 and over are 67% more likely to have a non-fatal fall injury than their male counterparts.  Rates of fall related fractures among older adults are more than twice as high for women as they are for men.  In 2003, women made up 72% of older adults admitted to the hospital for hip fractures.