Table 2

Prevalence of falls over a 12-month period and fall-related characteristics

VariableCategoryTotal
n (%)
Experience any falls within last 12 monthsYes590 (49.9)  
No592(50.1)
Number of fall(s) per person1312 (52.9)
2179 (30.3)
373 (12.4)
417 (2.9)
5+9 (1.5)
Fracture siteHip21 (21)
Arm21 (21)
Rib8 (8)
Spine9 (9)
Leg39 (39)
Others2 (2)
Place of fallingIn own house762 (77)
In someone else’s house/hotel/rest house62 (6)
Public place (mosques, mall, street, park)146 (15)
Other/Not specified17(2)
Place of falling in a houseStairs140 (17)
Kitchen64 (9)
Front door step168 (20)
Bathroom250 (35)
Bedroom116 (14)
Other/Not specified89 (11)
Place of falling in a public placeMall26 (17)
Masjid35 (23)
Street50 (33)
Other/Not specified99 (66)
Time of fallingMorning277 (28)
Afternoon295 (30)
Evening229 (23)
Cannot remember/Not specified192 (20)
Direction of fallingSide308 (31)
Knees131 (13)
On front301 (30)
Back239 (24)
Cannot remember/Not specified14 (1)