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More Older Americans Dying in Falls

By    |   Wednesday, 06 May 2015 03:07 PM

More American seniors are dying in accidents, especially falls, according to a new federal government health report.

But the new study had a silver lining: Fewer older Americans are dying in fires or traffic accidents, the National Center for Health Statistics study found, NBC News reports.

"Age-adjusted death rates for all unintentional injuries have been increasing [by 15 percent] since 2000, although the rates for some causes have declined," reported the NCHS, which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"In 2013, unintentional injuries were the eighth leading cause of death among U.S. adults aged 65 and over, resulting in nearly 46,000 deaths."

"Fatal falls among the older population may be increasing for many reasons. Some research suggests that at least a portion of this increase is due to improved reporting of falls," the researchers said.

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