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Accidents and Safety Fact File

Creator:

National Council on Ageing and Older People

Type: Report
Region: Northern Ireland
Description:

Although the number of deaths caused by accidents has fallen by 37% across all age groups in Ireland over the past twenty years, accidents and falls continue to be relatively common causes of death and injury among older people, often resulting in serious longterm difficulties and even premature death. Consequently, the reduction of accidents in the older population is considered to be an important factor in promoting the general well-being of older people. The 1998 Health Promotion Strategy for Older People, Adding years to life, life to years, which was formulated by the National Council on Ageing and Older People in co-operation with the Department of Health and Children, set a target to reduce the death rate from all accidents and their adverse effects in people aged 65 and over by at least 17% in the year 2005. It also set a target of reducing hospital admissions due to falls in people aged 65 and over by at least 17% in the same year.

Date:

01/02/2008

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

National Council on Ageing and Older People. (2008) Accidents and Safety Fact File [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/5582 [Accessed: 15th September 2019].

  

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