Table 2

Crude prevalence of falls according to age group and ethnicity

Age group (years)Falls, n (%)*
OverallMalayChineseIndian
55–5930 (15.8)9 (12.5)8 (15.4)13 (20.0)
60–6469 (21.2)23 (18.2)24 (21.6)22 (25.0)
65–6976 (21.0)18 (15.4)31 (23.3)27 (24.3)
70–7477 (21.1)28 (23.7)21 (16.0)28 (24.3)
75+105 (32.2)20 (23.3)38 (32.5)47 (38.2)
  • *Crude prevalence is presented as percentages in parenthesis.