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In 2004, over 70,000 individuals over the age of 60 were hospitalized for fall related injuries resulting in millions of dollars in hospital costs. The following chart includes fall related hospitalization data by county for the state of California. The data came from the 2004 CA Patient Discharge dataset which was supplied by the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development in partnership with the California Department of Public Health, EPIC Branch. It should be noted that these data only include the cases that resulted in hospital admission and therefore do not reflect the true magnitude of falls in California.

County
Number of Persons (Age 60+) Hospitalized Due to a Fall
Mean Cost of Hospitalization Due to a Fall among Individuals Age 60 and Older
Alameda2872$37,534.48
Alpine (CE)1$55,282.00
Amador154$30,651.29
Butte791$42,771.84
Calaveras145$44,396.10
Colusa (NW)38$45,147.16
Contra Costa2254$52,447.16
Del Norte104$24,395.18
El Dorado443$30,626.50
Fresno1419$26,414.46
Glenn (NW)52$32,998.56
Humboldt311$41,325.57
Imperial243$36,393.71
Inyo (CE)53$31,414.96
Kern1511$33,664.76
Kings152$40,949.14
Lake209$36,974.15
Lassen71$22,387.48
Los Angeles19251$42,794.13
Madera220$25,101.81
Marin802$36,691.74
Mariposa54$71,917.39
Mendocino278$29,162.26
Merced399$65,275.49
Modoc (NE)19$37,578.21
Mono (CE)8$49,555.13
Monterey791$40,263.24
Napa453$37,393.62
Nevada394$30,992.70
Orange5899$39,398.90
Placer760$37,363.68
Plumas (NE)52$22,049.54
Riverside4007$38,932.39
Sacramento2683$39,072.09
San Benito74$41,857.38
San Bernardino2964$32,159.28
San Diego6283$33,001.80
San Francisco1907$47,541.98
San Joaquin1273$47,047.78
San Luis Obispo649$57,742.07
San Mateo1710$41,503.55
Santa Barbara1027$35,683.05
Santa Clara2698$38,563.75
Santa Cruz560$52,824.27
Shasta611$64,001.71
Sierra (NE)13$22,609.69
Siskiyou132$23,543.46
Solano669$36,896.83
Sonoma1224$34,045.18
Stanislaus1123$74,884.71
Sutter235$31,834.23
Tehama153$43,782.14
Trinity (NW)53$39,920.57
Tulare651$33,420.24
Tuolumne187$50,579.45
Ventura1675$37,477.96
Yolo256$46,899.78
Yuba163$27,452.90