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Sidewalks and errands increase the risk of falling

Older adults who lived in neighborhoods in Boston, Massachusetts with lower socioeconomic indicators were more likely to walk for errands and other necessities and also were more likely to fall on sidewalks, streets and curbs, according to findings from a study that included 765 community-dwelling women and men, ages 70 years or older. People who fell on a sidewalk were more likely to experience an injury than those who fell in a recreational area.

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