Special Report

States Where Seniors Are Most Likely to Die From a Fall

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40. Nevada
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 45.5
> Population 65 and over: 14.6% (15th lowest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 1.0% (the lowest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $9,202 (17th highest)

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39. Texas
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 46.5
> Population 65 and over: 11.7% (3rd lowest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 2.4% (18th lowest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $10,139 (7th highest)

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38. Illinois
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 46.8
> Population 65 and over: 14.2% (11th lowest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 3.3% (15th highest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $9,610 (14th highest)

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37. Arkansas
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 47.4
> Population 65 and over: 16.0% (15th highest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 3.3% (14th highest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $8,175 (18th lowest)

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36. Alaska
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 50.8
> Population 65 and over: 9.9% (the lowest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 1.3% (3rd lowest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $8,055 (14th lowest)