Hospital admissions due to a fall in Scotland 2017/18, by type of injury

This statistic shows the number of emergency hospital admissions due to a fall in Scotland in 2017/18, by age and diagnosis. In that period, over 5 thousand individuals aged 75 years and over were admitted to hospital with a fractured femur as the result of a fall.

Number of emergency hospital admissions as the result of a fall in Scotland in 2017/18, by age and diagnosis

15-2425-4445-6465-7475+
Fracture of femur23686371,2145,087
Fracture of lower leg and ankle2797411,328624737
Fracture of forearm1753661,044653816
Other and unspecified injuries of head902546394411,189
Open wound of head592164873811,129
Fracture of shoulder and upper arm391354624161,076
Injury, poisoning & certain other consequences of external causes58157376330880
Fracture of lumbar spine and pelvis30702052351,145
Intracranial injury2583219190579
Fracture of ribs, sternum and thoracic spine758243170484
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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

2017/18

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