States Where Seniors Are Most Likely to Die From a Fall

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20. Missouri
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 68.6
> Population 65 and over: 15.7% (21st highest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 3.8% (8th highest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $8,627 (21st highest)

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19. Connecticut
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 69.7
> Population 65 and over: 15.8% (19th highest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 4.0% (7th highest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $10,847 (3rd highest)

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18. North Dakota
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 73.6
> Population 65 and over: 14.2% (9th lowest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 5.4% (the highest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $7,886 (10th lowest)

17. Wyoming
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 74.4
> Population 65 and over: 14.5% (13th lowest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 2.6% (22nd lowest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $7,669 (6th lowest)

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16. West Virginia
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 80.9
> Population 65 and over: 18.2% (3rd highest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 2.5% (20th lowest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $8,403 (22nd lowest)