1 in 34.68
The odds a person will visit an emergency department due to an accidental fall in a year are 1 in 34.68 (the US, 2006).
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Pitts SR, Niska RW, Xu J, Burt CW. National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2006 emergency department summary. National health statistics reports; no 7. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2008.
Population Estimates Program [Internet]. U.S. Census Bureau; Available from http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php
ICD-10 codes W00-W19.
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Odds more likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 3.42, are rounded to three significant digits. Odds less likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 420.4, are rounded to four significant digits. Trailing zeros after the decimal point are dropped for readability, even though they may still be significant.
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