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The falls shown here are accidental falls. Intentional falls (jumping from high places to kill oneself) are within Suicide U157 Map 482, and occassionally Murder (being pushed) U158 Map 483.

Accidental falls are most common in children, the foolhardy and the elderly. Alcohol is often a contributing factor. Certain occupations have much higher risks of falls, especially in territories with little safety regulation.

Falls includes falls due to medical conditions such as poor vision, difficulty walking due to arthritis or a stroke, and subsequent to weak bones (osteoporosis) breaking, especially fractured hips in elderly women. Falls can result from lack of safety measures.

Falls caused 0.7% of all deaths worldwide in 2002, an average of 63 deaths per million people per year.

International Classification of Diseases-10 codes: W00-W19,

Territories are sized in proportion to the absolute number of people who died from falls in one year.


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