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Predictors of Accidental Falls in the Community-dwelling Elderly by Age
Nan Ju Park, Yong Soon Shin
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2019;30(2):141-149.   Published online June 30, 2019
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The purpose of this study is to identify risk factors of accidental falls by age in the Korean elderly.
The study subjects included 10,242 community-dwelling elders aged 65 or over. The data were analyzed by logistic regression analysis.
The risk factors of accidental falls in the younger old group (aged 65~74) include fear of falling (OR=16.28, 95% CI: 12.03~22.03), depression (OR=1.24, 95% CI: 1.06~1.44), and hearing impairment (OR=1.20, 95% CI: 1.01~1.43). The risk factors of accidental falls in the older old group (aged 75~84) include fear of falling (OR=11.54, 95% CI: 7.04~18.93), muscle strength (OR=1.36, 95% CI: 1.15~1.60), number of chronic disease (OR=1.65, 95% CI: 1.09~2.50), and presence of spouse (OR=1.27, 95% CI: 1.06~1.51). The risk factors of accidental falls in the oldest old group (aged 85 years old or older) include fear of falling (OR=8.05, 95% CI: 1.85~34.98) and exercise (OR=2.91, 95% CI: 1.36~6.24). Fear of falling is defined as a common factor in the all age groups.
Different strategies should be developed for age groups to prevent elderly falls with understanding of contributing factors of falls in each group.


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