More older Americans are falling over and dying, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
According to the CDC in 2007 there were 47 fall-related deaths for every 100,000 old person (aged 65 and above) – now there are more than 61.
If you are old and fear a death by stumbling over then best avoid Wisconsin; there are 142.7 deaths in that state per 100,000, due to falls.
As you get older, the chance of dying from a fall gets higher.
In 2016 there were 15.6 fatal falls per 100,000 old persons in the age bracket 65-74. But for those aged 85+ there were 247.9 fatal falls.