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... Prevention in Greece Falls and injuries resulting from falls are common injuries and health risks for the elderly. Epidemiological studies looking into the rates of falls among the elderly in their homes, in outpatient settings and in institutions reveal that among 65 year-old women, about 30% will suffer from falls; and over the age of 85, about 50% are expected to suffer from falls. For men, about 13% in the 65-69 age range have the risk of suffering from falls; this risk will increase to 31% in the 80-84 age range group. Those who are at greatest risk of suffering from falls are those who are living alone, who are single, more aged, divorced or widowed. Falls among the elderly is of great...