Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research / 2013 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Unexplained Falls Are Frequent in Patients with Fall-Related Injury Admitted to Orthopaedic Wards: The UFO Study (Unexplained Falls in Older Patients)

Table 4

Different fall types (suggestive diagnosis).

All
( )
65–79 years ( )≥80 years
( )

Accidental (%)99 (40.2)38 (48.1)61 (36.5)0.02
Medical (%)25 (10.2)7 (8.9)18 (10.8)0.323
Dementia-related (%)31 (12.6)5 (6.3)26 (15.6)0.02
Unexplained (%)91 (37.0)29 (36.7)62 (37.1)0.475

Data are expressed as number (percentage).