Table 1

Incidence and death rates of falls in older adults (70+ years) per 100 000 by country with 95% uncertainty intervals, 2017

CountryIncidence rate*
(per 100 000)
Rank number incidence rate†Death rate*
(per 100 000)
Rank number death rate†Total deaths (%)‡Case fatality rate§
Andorra15 556
(12 964–18 709)
788.6
(71.8–107.8)
121.70.006
Austria14 863
(12 617–17 445)
996.8
(89.0–105.1)
101.80.007
Belgium19 634
(16 498–23 644)
2118.4
(108.3–128.9)
62.10.006
Cyprus9964
(8260–12 017)
1954.9
(47.3–62.8)
171.20.006
Denmark13 620
(11 496–16 188)
1397.2
(89.7–106.1)
91.80.007
Finland18 808
(15 864–22 068)
4132.5
(123.2–142.6)
52.50.007
France17 682
(14 941–20 963)
6133.5
(122.1–145.4)
42.70.008
Germany14 962
(12 556–17 604)
895.3
(85.8–105.9)
111.60.006
Greece7594
(6326–9032)
2229.0
(26.7–31.5)
220.50.004
Iceland13 312
(11 266–15 555)
1487.6
(80.8–95.0)
131.70.007
Ireland10 489
(8826–12 502)
1754.2
(49.6–59.6)
181.10.005
Israel8811
(7438–10 453)
2044.4
(40.5–48.7)
200.90.005
Italy12 850
(10 899–15 215)
1569.0
(63.3–75.2)
161.30.005
Luxembourg17 713
(14 791–21 045)
5113.6
(101.1–127.7)
72.00.006
Malta13 654
(11 630–16 059)
1177.2
(70.8–85.0)
151.50.006
Netherlands13 623
(11 756–15 894)
12145.5
(133.8–157.8)
32.70.011
Norway19 796
(15 536–24 233)
1152.6
(146.6–158.8)
22.8%0.008
Portugal8086
(6790–9659)
2135.9
(32.8–38.9)
210.60.004
Spain10 161
(8571-–12 003)
1850.1
(46.1–54.6)
191.00.005
Sweden14 835
(11 751–18 249)
10103.1
(95.8–110.5)
82.0%0.007
Switzerland19 431
(17 099–22 400)
3153.2
(141.3–165.9)
13.30.008
UK12 099
(9814–14 585)
1678.6
(77.0–80.4)
141.40.006
  • *The 70+ incidence and mortality rates by country were age standardised within the 70+-year age group.

  • †Rank numbers based on values from highest (1) to lowest (22).

  • ‡Per cent of total deaths is the relative contribution of falls deaths to the total deaths of all causes in the population aged 70 years and older.

  • §Case fatality rate=death rate/incidence rate.