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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
July 2, 2014

Increased Effort Needed to Prevent Falls as the US Population Ages

JAMA. 2014;312(1):21. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.7057

Falls and the injuries they cause are more than twice as high among adults with arthritis as those who don’t have the condition, according to a recent analysis. The findings point to a need for stepped-up efforts in preventing falls as arthritis becomes more prevalent in the aging US population, the study’s authors wrote.

They examined data from the 2012 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to evaluate the prevalence of falls and resulting injuries during the previous 12 months among adults aged 45 years or older. The investigators compared rates among arthritis-free adults and those with physician-diagnosed arthritis.

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