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 Injuries Among Older Adults

Injury and violence are a serious threat to the health and well-being of Americans ages 65 and older.  Older adults are at higher risk for many types of injuries that can lead to death or disability. Through research and a wide range of activities, CDC's Injury Center is working to protect older Americans from the threat of injury. Below is a directory of links to more information about the types of injury and violence that pose the greatest threat to older adults in the United States.

National Resource Center for Safe Aging Researchers, practitioners, older adults, caregivers, and family members can contact the center, search the online database, and request training and technical assistance.

Extramural Research: Motor Vehicle Crashes Among the Elderly: Short/Long Term


Content Source: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Page last modified: October 09, 2007