Preventing Falls

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1. In 2012, the direct medical costs of falls, adjusted for inflation, were ___ billion.

  a. 10

  b. 20

  c. 30

  d. 40


2. In 2000, ____% of fatal falls among older adults were due to Tramatic Brain Injuries.

  a. 46

  b. 56

  c. 66

  d. 76


3. Older whites are ___ times more likely to die from falls as their black counterparts.

  a. 2

  b. 2.7

  c. 3

  d. 3.7


4. Over ___% of hip fractures are caused by falls.

  a. 65

  b. 75

  c. 85

  d. 95


5. To lower their hip fracture risk, older adults can: Get adequate calcium and vitamin ___ from food and/or from supplements.

  a. A

  b. B

  c. C

  d. D


6. Falls don’t ‘just happen’ and people don’t fall just because they get older. Falls are more likely with_____:

  a. muscle weakness

  b. problems with balance

  c. certain medications

  d. all 3


7. Recommended Calcium mg/day for ages 31-50

  a. 700

  b. 800

  c. 1000

  d. 1200


8. Recommended Vitamin D IU/day for ages 31-50

  a. 500

  b. 600

  c. 700

  d. 800


9. For children: about ___% of nonfatal injuries related to playground equipment occur on public playgrounds (Tinsworth 2001).

  a. 45

  b. 55

  c. 65

  d. 75


10. On public playgrounds for children, more injuries occur on ____ than on any other equipment (Tinsworth 2001).

  a. swings

  b. climbers

  c. teeter-totters