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Table 2 Age, gender BMI, and survival differences of persons after a fatal head injury or hip fracture, Waukesha County, Wisconsin 2005-2012

From: Identifying characteristics and outcomes that are associated with fall-related fatalities: multi-year retrospective summary of fall deaths in older adults from 2005–2012

  Head Injury
(n = 180)
Hip Fractures
(n = 456)
Age (SD)* 82.81 y (7.72) 87.23 y (6.76)
Males 57.78% (n = 104) 34.21% (n = 156)
Females 42.22% (n = 76) 65.78% (n = 300)
BMIa (SD)* 24.72 kg/m2 (4.98) (n = 159) 22.53 kg/m2 (5.64) (n = 386)
Survival time*
# Days fall to deathb
20.56 (35.1) b 35.96 (50.5)
  1. *Statistically significant differences (p < 0.05)
  2. y years
  3. aBMI = body mass index (kg/m2)
  4. btwo cases were excluded as the mean was > 4 SD from the mean