Report: Wisconsin leads country in fall-related deaths for people 65+
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control puts Wisconsin at the top of a dubious list.
The report released earlier this month shows that Wisconsin leads the country in fall-related deaths for people 65 and older at a rate of 176 deaths per 100,000 people. The actual number of deaths: 1,635.
For non-lethal falls, more than a quarter of the state’s residents 65 or older reported a fall. This data is compiled from 2021 research but provides a warning for older adults.
In the video above, we are joined by Amy Staniforth, a prevention specialist with Brown County’s Aging and Disability Resource Center.
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