States Where Seniors Are Most Likely to Die From a Fall

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Mobile, Alabama
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50. Alabama
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 26.4
> Population 65 and over: 15.7% (20th highest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 2.6% (23rd lowest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $8,521 (24th highest)

Newark at night, New Jersey
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49. New Jersey
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 30.0
> Population 65 and over: 15.0% (23rd lowest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 2.9% (24th highest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $11,055 (the highest)

Wilmington, Delaware Memorial Bridge
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48. Delaware
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 36.1
> Population 65 and over: 17.0% (7th highest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 2.4% (17th lowest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $9,624 (13th highest)

San Diego, California, Waves
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47. California
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 39.3
> Population 65 and over: 13.3% (6th lowest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 1.7% (9th lowest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $10,063 (9th highest)

Aerial view of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana
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46. Louisiana
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 40.1
> Population 65 and over: 14.0% (7th lowest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 3.0% (23rd highest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $10,088 (8th highest)