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The rates of death from unintentional falls among adults 65 and older have increased significantly between 2000 and 2020, with incidence generally doubling for all age groups during that time, and nearly tripling for women 85 and older. The findings are part of a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that also highlights differences in mortality rates from falls among states and demographic groups.

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