Table 3: Cross tabulation of falls by best agreement between monthly ascertainment and 12-month recall category question.

12-month falls recallDaily falls calendarSensitivity of 12-month recall
No fallsFew 
(1 to 4 falls)
Several 
(5 to 7 falls)
Regularly 
(8+ falls)

No falls112820330
Few6558911268%
Several5 7017430%
Regularly042333%

1198866239

Only 14% () had 4 falls, so reclassifying the criteria of the “few” category to be only 1 to 3 falls did not improve the agreement between the daily falls calendar totals and the 12-month falls recall. Sixty-five percent of these women fell only once or twice ().