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Falls remain the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injury for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors' safety and independence and have enormous economic and personal costs.

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• Minnesota's fatal fall rate is one of the highest in the nation and has continued to climb from 10.4 per 100,000 to 12.1 per 100,000 population in 2010. Most of these fatalities were among older adults.

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