States Where Seniors Are Most Likely to Die From a Fall

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Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
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5. New Mexico
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 105.0
> Population 65 and over: 15.8% (17th highest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 1.4% (5th lowest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $7,393 (4th lowest)

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
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4. South Dakota
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 116.1
> Population 65 and over: 15.7% (22nd highest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 4.6% (3rd highest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $7,705 (7th lowest)

Montpelier, Vermont 2
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3. Vermont
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 121.9
> Population 65 and over: 17.6% (4th highest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 3.0% (22nd highest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $7,890 (11th lowest)

Canoe in for the Day, Minnesota
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2. Minnesota
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 126.2
> Population 65 and over: 14.7% (17th lowest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 3.7% (9th highest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $8,184 (19th lowest)

Downtown Madison, Wisconsin
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1. Wisconsin
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 135.0
> Population 65 and over: 15.6% (23rd highest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 3.3% (18th highest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $8,019 (13th lowest)