States Where Seniors Are Most Likely to Die From a Fall

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35. Utah
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 51.3
> Population 65 and over: 10.3% (2nd lowest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 1.4% (4th lowest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $8,063 (15th lowest)

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34. Hawaii
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 53.2
> Population 65 and over: 16.5% (8th highest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 1.7% (10th lowest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $6,527 (the lowest)

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33. Michigan
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 53.6
> Population 65 and over: 15.8% (18th highest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 2.3% (16th lowest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $10,053 (10th highest)

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32. Mississippi
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 53.9
> Population 65 and over: 14.7% (18th lowest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 3.1% (20th highest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $9,287 (16th highest)

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31. Tennessee
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 55.0
> Population 65 and over: 15.4% (24th highest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 2.8% (25th lowest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $8,507 (25th lowest)