Table 5.

Type and location of serious fall injuries among United States patients ages 18–80 years old placed on the deceased donor kidney transplant waitlist for the first time in 2010–2013

Type/Location of Serious Fall InjuryNo. (%) of Injuriesa
Total no. of patients with at least one serious fall injury1944
Total no. of serious fall injuries2493
Type of injury
 Fracture2334 (91)
 Dislocation77 (3)
 Subarachnoid and subdural hemorrhage after injury159 (6)
Location of injury
 Head (skull, face, jaw)191 (8)
 Spine48 (2)
 Chest (ribs, sternum, clavicle)302 (12)
 Pelvis/hip144 (6)
 Upper limb (shoulder to wrist)573 (23)
 Lower limb (femur to metatarsals)1331 (53)
  • a Total column percentages may exceed 100% because of multiple types and locations of injuries during a single fall event.