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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls (Age 45+)

How many of these falls caused an injury?*
By an injury, we mean the fall caused you to limit your regular activities for at least a day or to go see a doctor.

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  Total
Respond.^
1 or more falls caused an injury No injuries
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,347 534 39.5 36.4-42.7 813 60.5 57.3-63.6
GENDER
Male 495 159 30.7 26.0-35.8 336 69.3 64.2-74.0
Female 852 375 45.7 41.8-49.7 477 54.3 50.3-58.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,041 412 38.9 35.5-42.4 629 61.1 57.6-64.5
Non-Hispanic Black 207 81 40.7 32.6-49.3 126 59.3 50.7-67.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 287 117 39.8 33.5-46.5 170 60.2 53.5-66.5
55-64 418 182 43.3 38.0-48.7 236 56.7 51.3-62.0
65-74 344 121 35.5 29.8-41.6 223 64.5 58.4-70.2
75+ 297 113 36.4 30.4-42.8 184 63.6 57.2-69.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 195 77 41.5 33.6-49.9 118 58.5 50.1-66.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 394 152 37.0 31.8-42.6 242 63.0 57.4-68.2
Some Post-H.S. 353 150 41.4 35.5-47.6 203 58.6 52.4-64.5
College Graduate 404 155 38.3 33.0-43.9 249 61.7 56.1-67.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 197 103 54.5 46.1-62.7 94 45.5 37.3-53.9
$15,000- 24,999 255 101 36.0 29.5-43.0 154 64.0 57.0-70.5
$25,000- 34,999 132 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 147 56 39.8 30.5-49.9 91 60.2 50.1-69.5
$50,000-74,999 128 53 40.7 31.5-50.7 75 59.3 49.3-68.5
$75,000+ 216 70 31.2 24.6-38.8 146 68.8 61.2-75.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 743 357 48.6 44.3-53.0 386 51.4 47.0-55.7
No 596 171 28.2 24.3-32.6 425 71.8 67.4-75.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 198 60 28.5 22.0-36.1 138 71.5 63.9-78.0
Non-Veteran 1,148 474 41.4 38.0-44.9 674 58.6 55.1-62.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 826 306 36.8 32.9-40.8 520 63.2 59.2-67.1
No 521 228 43.8 38.8-48.9 293 56.2 51.1-61.2

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*This question was asked of those who reported having one or more falls in the past 12 months.

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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