Special Report

States Where Seniors Are Most Likely to Die From a Fall

Seattle, Washington
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15. Washington
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 81.3
> Population 65 and over: 14.4% (12th lowest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 1.7% (11th lowest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $7,946 (12th lowest)

Sedona in Arizona,USA
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14. Arizona
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 81.8
> Population 65 and over: 16.4% (10th highest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 1.0% (2nd lowest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $8,449 (24th lowest)

Helena, Montana
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13. Montana
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 86.0
> Population 65 and over: 17.2% (5th highest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 2.5% (19th lowest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $7,021 (2nd lowest)

Wichita, Kansas
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12. Kansas
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 90.5
> Population 65 and over: 14.6% (16th lowest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 4.2% (6th highest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $8,540 (23rd highest)

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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11. Oklahoma
> Deaths from falls per 100,000 seniors: 92.5
> Population 65 and over: 14.7% (21st lowest)
> Seniors living in nursing home: 3.0% (21st highest)
> Medicare spending per capita: $8,843 (19th highest)