States Where Seniors Are Most Likely to Die From a Fall

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10. New Hampshire
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 95.9
> Population 65 and over: 16.5% (9th highest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 3.2% (19th highest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $8,515 (25th highest)

Bristol County, Rhode Island
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9. Rhode Island
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 98.3
> Population 65 and over: 16.1% (14th highest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 4.4% (4th highest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $9,814 (11th highest)

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8. Oregon
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 98.4
> Population 65 and over: 16.4% (11th highest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 1.4% (6th lowest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $7,285 (3rd lowest)

Des Moines, Iowa
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7. Iowa
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 98.4
> Population 65 and over: 16.1% (13th highest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 4.7% (2nd highest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $7,777 (8th lowest)

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6. Colorado
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 102.7
> Population 65 and over: 13.0% (5th lowest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 2.1% (12th lowest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $7,823 (9th lowest)