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Unintentional Falls Among Adults Aged 65 Years And Older, 2023

Unintentional falls are one of the leading causes of death for South Dakotans aged 65 years and older. From 2013 to 2022, there were 1,640 unintentional fall-related deaths among South Dakotans aged 65 years and older. The number of fall-related deaths increased 55% from 127 deaths in 2013 to 197 deaths in 2022. In 2021, South Dakota had the third highest age-adjusted rate (140.8 per 100,000) for unintentional fall-related deaths among individuals aged 65 years and older, the national rate was 78.3 per 100,000.

Injuries in South Dakota, 2023

Injury is physical harm or damage to the body that can result in the impairment or destruction of health. Injuries can be the result of intentional or unintentional events such as falls, motor vehicle accidents, firearms, poisoning, drowning, or suffocation. Injuries are a serious public health problem that can have a lifelong impact. Understanding the prevalence of injuries is a key part of protecting South Dakotans from injury so individuals, families, and communities can be safe, healthy, and thriving.

Seat Belt Use, 2020 BRFSS

South Dakota seat belt use data from the 2020 BRFSS report.

Injuries & Violence, YRBS 2009-2019

South Dakota high school youth injury and violence data from the 2009-2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

Unintentional Falls, 2018 BRFSS

South Dakota unintentional falls data from the 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

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