Falls Data p.2

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Falls and number of health conditions: 56% of participants with three or fewer health conditions reported a fall, and 70% of participants with four or more health conditions reported a fall. Falls and participation: the US general population average for ability to participate in social roles and activities is a score of 50; our participants without falls scored 47.0, and our participants with falls scored 42.6. The US general population average for satisfaction with participation in social roles and activities is 50; our participants without a fall scored 45.3, and our participants with falls scored 42.5. Our participants, particularly those with falls, reported lower ability to participate in social roles/activities and lower satisfaction with their social roles and activities than the general US population Key Points. People aging with long-term physical disabilities reported falling at higher rates than the general US 65+ population. People aging with long-term physical disabilities who fell had more health conditions than those who did not fall. People aging with long-term physical disabilities who fell reported lower ability to participate in their social roles/activities, and lower satisfaction with their participation, than those who did not fall.

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