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Table 3 Post-Discharge Falls Prevention Behaviors by Gender

From: Older adult falls prevention behaviors 60 days post-discharge from an urban emergency department after treatment for a fall

Variablea Males (n= 21) Females (n = 66) All participants (n = 87)
Spoken to provider about your fall 14 (67%) 47 (7%) 62 (71%)
Spoken to provider about falls prevention 6 (29%) 26 (39%) 32 (37%)
Spoken to provider about medications 2 (10%) 16 (24%) 19 (22%)
Number of days post-discharge to speak with provider regarding the fall (mean) 13 10 11
Spoken to pharmacist about medications 1 (5%) 9 (14%) 10 (11%)
Spoken to providers about vision 2 (10%) 11 (17%) 13 (15%)
Spoken to family about falls prevention 6 (29%) 34 (52%)b 40 (46%)
Spoken to friends about falls prevention 5 (24%) 27 (41%)b 32 (37%)
  1. a Default answer is “yes”; b 1 female participant did not answer this question
  2. Participants’ engagement in falls prevention programs is shown in Table 3