Unintentional Injuries Among Aging Adults

The National Center for Health Statistics examines new trends in unintended injury deaths among adults aged 65 and over. The vast majority of injury deaths among the aging population are unintentional, and reducing the overall number of injury deaths is a high-priority health issue. This report from the National Center for Health Statistics looks at trends in unintentional injuries among this age group, highlighting differences by age, race and ethnicity, and urbanization for the five leading causes of unintentional injury death.