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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls (Age 45+)

In the past 12 months, how many times have you fallen?

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  Total
Respond.^
1 fall 2 or more falls No falls
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,723 679 13.7 12.6-14.9 683 14.7 13.5-15.9 3,361 71.6 70.1-73.1
GENDER
Male 1,922 228 11.2 9.7-12.9 269 14.3 12.5-16.3 1,425 74.5 72.2-76.7
Female 2,801 451 15.9 14.3-17.5 414 14.9 13.4-16.6 1,936 69.2 67.1-71.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,539 511 13.7 12.4-15.0 537 15.3 14.0-16.8 2,491 71.0 69.2-72.7
Non-Hispanic Black 842 110 12.5 10.0-15.4 100 13.1 10.5-16.3 632 74.4 70.6-77.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 70 *** *** *** 16 19.9 11.8-31.6 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 110 17 13.5 7.7-22.5 16 15.1 8.0-26.6 *** *** ***
Hispanic 126 18 16.7 10.1-26.2 *** *** *** 99 78.4 68.9-85.7
AGE
45-54 1,050 140 13.5 11.3-16.1 147 14.5 12.2-17.2 763 72.0 68.7-75.0
55-64 1,438 198 13.2 11.4-15.3 222 15.3 13.3-17.5 1,018 71.5 68.9-74.1
65-74 1,308 185 12.5 10.7-14.5 160 12.6 10.6-14.9 963 74.9 72.1-77.5
75+ 913 144 15.3 12.9-18.1 153 17.1 14.4-20.1 616 67.6 64.0-71.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 588 87 13.0 10.4-16.2 108 20.5 16.7-24.8 393 66.5 61.9-70.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,340 187 13.0 11.1-15.1 209 14.9 12.8-17.2 944 72.1 69.3-74.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,232 173 14.0 11.8-16.5 186 14.5 12.5-16.9 873 71.5 68.5-74.3
College Graduate 1,550 230 14.6 12.7-16.8 180 10.8 9.2-12.6 1,140 74.6 72.0-76.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 483 73 13.7 10.5-17.6 127 29.7 24.9-35.0 283 56.7 51.3-61.9
$15,000- 24,999 752 113 13.4 11.0-16.3 142 20.5 17.1-24.3 497 66.1 62.0-70.0
$25,000- 34,999 476 63 12.9 9.4-17.4 69 14.0 10.9-17.8 344 73.1 68.0-77.6
$35,000- 49,999 567 73 11.8 9.1-15.1 75 12.9 9.9-16.7 419 75.3 70.9-79.3
$50,000-74,999 527 67 14.1 10.9-18.0 61 11.7 8.9-15.4 399 74.2 69.6-78.4
$75,000+ 943 135 13.1 10.8-15.8 82 8.7 6.8-11.0 726 78.3 75.0-81.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,627 270 15.9 13.9-18.1 479 30.0 27.4-32.8 878 54.0 51.1-56.9
No 3,068 407 12.7 11.4-14.1 198 6.9 5.9- 8.0 2,463 80.4 78.7-82.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 731 96 12.2 9.9-15.0 104 14.7 11.9-18.0 531 73.1 69.2-76.6
Non-Veteran 3,990 582 14.0 12.8-15.3 579 14.6 13.4-16.0 2,829 71.4 69.7-73.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,741 411 14.5 13.0-16.1 427 16.1 14.5-17.9 1,903 69.4 67.3-71.5
No 1,982 268 12.7 11.1-14.6 256 12.7 11.1-14.6 1,458 74.5 72.2-76.7

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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