Skip Navigation

IVP-23.2 Data Details

IVP-23.2 Prevent an increase in fall-related deaths among adults aged 65 years and older

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Vital Statistics System-Mortality (NVSS-M); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Population Estimates; U.S. Census Bureau (Census)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Yes
Measure
per 100,000 (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
47.0 (2007)
Target
47.0
Target-Setting Method
Maintain the baseline value.
Numerator
Number of unintentional deaths from falls (ICD-10 codes W00-W19) among adults aged 65 years and over
Denominator
Number of adults aged 65 years and over
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

FOR SINGLE DATA YEARS: Death rates are calculated based on the resident population of the United States for the data year involved. For census years (e.g. 2010), population counts enumerated as of April 1 are used. For all other years, populations estimates as of July 1 are used. Postcensal population estimates are used in rate calculations for years after a census year and match the data year vintage (e.g. July 1, 2011 resident population estimates from Vintage 2011 are used as the denominator for 2011 rates). Intercensal population estimates are used in rate calculations for the years between censuses (e.g. 1991-1999, 2001-2009). Race-specific population estimates for 1991 and later use bridged-race categories.

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: 65-74, 75-84, 85+
  • Sex: 65-74, 75-84, 85+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 65-74, 75-84, 85+
  • Country of Birth: 65-74, 75+
  • Geographic Location: 65-74, 75-84, 85+
  • Marital Status: 65-74, 75+
Trend Issues
Mortality data by marital status were not available for 60% of Georgia’s records in 2008 and 94% of Georgia’s records in 2009. Therefore, 2008 and 2009 data by marital status should be interpreted with caution.
Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
Healthy People 2010 objective 15-27, which tracks deaths from unintentional falls among all ages, was retained as Healthy People 2020 objective IVP-23.1. This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 15-27 in that it is limited to adults aged 65 and over, the age group at highest risk of unintentional falls.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

In 2013, rates for 2007–2009 were revised using intercensal population estimates based on the 2000 and 2010 censuses instead of the postcensal estimates for the denominator. Thus, the original baseline was revised from 45.3 to 47.0. The target was adjusted from 45.3 to 47.0 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.