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Charles Whiteman, Danielle M Davidov, Rosanna Sikora, Debra Paulson, Gregory Schaefer
BACKGROUND: Trauma was the seventh leading cause of death for persons 65 and older in West Virginia (WV) in 2010. In 2007, fatality rates for both accidental falls and motor vehicle crashes were higher in West Virginia than the nation as a whole. US Census Data from 2010 showed WV to have one of the oldest median ages in the nation (surpassed by Maine and Vermont) and currently 16% of the population of WV is over 65 years of age. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study of data extracted from the John Michael Moore Trauma Center (JMMTC) trauma registry for the time period of January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2014...
May 2016: West Virginia Medical Journal
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