Accidents among the seniors (28/06/2010)

Excellent survey in the June issue of the Population & Societés magazine, published by l'INED.

The title: Accidents and mugging among the seniors: less frequent but more harmful than among the young ones.

Talking about accidents, 8 out of 10 accidents happen in daily life, with falling at home the 1e reason.
Every year, 6% of the people over 65 are victim of an accident either at home or while outside, a lower percentage than the youngsters (15%).

For the 65+, 75% of the accidents result from falling either at home or outside, and 15% on the side of the road.

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