Table 2

Proportion of elderly population and elderly people using emergency medical services (EMS) due to injurious falls in urban and suburban regions of Beijing from 2010 to 2017

YearProportion of elderly population (%)Using EMS
OverallUrbanSuburbanOverallUrbanSuburban
Number,
N
Proportion of falls,
% (95% CI)
Number,
N
Proportion of falls,
% (95% CI)
Number,
N
Proportion of falls,
% (95% CI)
Overall---987 1908.38 (8.32 to 8.43)698 9888.62 (8.55 to 8.68)284 2157.80 (7.70 to 7.90)
201018.720.016.688 8947.12 (6.95 to 7.29)75 5347.38 (7.20 to 7.57)13 3585.61 (5.23 to 6.01)
201119.420.717.395 9607.51 (7.34 to 7.68)75 0517.81 (7.62 to 8.01)20 7646.42 (6.10 to 6.77)
201220.321.518.2104 9377.87 (7.71 to 8.03)84 0738.08 (7.90 to 8.26)20 3427.04 (6.70 to 7.40)
201321.222.519.1111 7468.17 (8.01 to 8.33)85 9188.69 (8.50 to 8.88)25 3976.43 (6.13 to 6.73)
201422.323.520.1119 3488.20 (8.05 to 8.36)86 1128.60 (8.42 to 8.79)32 7297.16 (6.89 to 7.45)
201523.324.621.2133 8938.67 (8.52 to 8.82)86 3048.95 (8.76 to 9.14)45 4988.18 (7.93 to 8.44)
201624.225.521.9153 8868.78 (8.64 to 8.92)95 1979.03 (8.85 to 9.22)58 4018.38 (8.16 to 8.61)
2017---178 5269.45 (9.31 to 9.58)110 7999.76 (9.59 to 9.94)67 7268.93 (8.72 to 9.15)
χ2 616.897432.603372.839
P values<0.0001<0.0001<0.0001
  • Participants with missing district data (3987) were excluded in the analysis of urban and suburban regions.

  • Percentages with 95% CI were unadjusted and calculated by the normal distribution method.