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Risk of falls and Effect of a Health Education Program in Prevention of Falls among Elderly in Geriatric Homes in Cairo, Egypt
Egyptian Journal of Geriatrics and Gerontology
Population aging is a global challenge, the percent of older people in Egypt was 6.9% in 2015, projected to be 9.2% in 2021, and it is expected to reach 20.8% in 2050. This means that, around 20 million Egyptians will be categorized as elderly by that time (1) . Prevalence of falls among elderly in Egypt is estimated to be (33.3%) (2) .Geriatric Falls are considered as one of the most common and serious public health problems, as they are common causes of morbidity and mortality, loss ofdoi:10.21608/ejgg.2018.30902 fatcat:ietz7z3vczebpmrz7vkkqkcu2q