Table 3

 Costs (in billions) of nonfatal fall injuries by sex, body region, and type of injury, by treatment setting, US, 2000*

Hospital ($12†)Cost (%)Emergency department ($4†)Cost (%)Outpatient & MD’s office ($3†)Cost (%)
*Column totals may differ slightly due to rounding.
†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)
    65–742190.921125
    75–845421.536138
    85+5391.843138
Sex
    Men325125132
    Women975376267
Body region
    Lower extremity862120128
    Upper extremity18124125
    Torso1912709
    Other head/neck1701009
    TBI150700
    Vertebral column140009
    Other region‡1401003
    Unspecified1102116
Type of injury
    Fracture1080127132
    Superficial/contusion17134129
    Sprain/strain02010119
    Open wound0311203
    Internal organs150700
    Dislocation010203
    Other type§0100013
    Unspecified020700