Understanding seniors’ risk of falling and their perception of risk - ARCHIVED

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This article highlights how seniors aged 65 and older perceive their risk of falling. Perceptions of risk are examined in comparison with a senior’s actual risk of falling. Using data from the 2008-2009 Canadian Community Health Survey – Healthy Aging, this article identifies groups of seniors who correctly perceive, overestimate and underestimate their risk of falling.

Issue Number: 2014001
Author(s): Geran, Leslie; Pearson, Caryn; St-Arnaud, Julie

Main Product: Health at a Glance

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