Table 2

 Incidence and costs of non-fatal fall injuries by sex, age, body region, and type of injury, US, 2000*

Incidence (millions)†, n = 2.6Incidence (%)Cost (billions)†, n = $19Cost (%)
*Column totals may differ slightly due to rounding.
†Incidence and cost totals may differ because some categorical estimates were based on small numbers.
‡Other region includes injuries of the upper extremity, vertebral column, spinal cord, and systemic/late effects.
§Other type includes amputation, blood vessel, crushing, burns, nerves, and systemic/late effects.
Age (years)
Body region
    Lower extremity0.727948
    Upper extremity0.727313
    Other head/neck0.51928
    Other region‡0.1428
Type of injury
    Open wound0.31215
    Internal organs0.1414
    Other type§0.0016