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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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%)
North Carolina 4,062 551 12.8 11.6-14.1 661 16.0 14.6-17.5 2,850 71.2 69.5-72.9
-Eastern NC 1,481 187 12.1 10.3-14.2 286 19.8 17.3-22.5 1,008 68.1 65.1-71.0
GENDER
Male 650 62 9.7 7.3-12.8 127 19.8 16.3-23.9 461 70.4 66.0-74.5
Female 831 125 14.1 11.5-17.1 159 19.7 16.5-23.4 547 66.2 62.1-70.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 938 124 13.0 10.6-15.8 190 20.9 17.8-24.4 624 66.1 62.3-69.7
Non-Hispanic Black 413 47 10.6 7.7-14.6 71 17.5 13.3-22.7 295 71.8 66.2-76.9
Other 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 342 39 10.3 7.2-14.7 69 21.2 16.3-27.0 234 68.5 62.3-74.1
55-64 474 56 12.2 8.9-16.4 105 20.9 16.7-25.7 313 66.9 61.5-71.9
65-74 435 52 11.9 8.8-15.9 75 16.4 12.8-20.8 308 71.7 66.5-76.4
75+ 229 39 15.2 10.7-21.1 36 19.9 13.9-27.7 154 64.9 56.9-72.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 183 19 8.7 5.1-14.4 48 29.1 21.7-38.0 116 62.2 53.4-70.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 473 57 11.5 8.5-15.5 90 17.3 13.6-21.7 326 71.2 66.1-75.9
Some Post-H.S. 425 64 15.6 12.0-20.0 91 22.0 17.5-27.1 270 62.5 56.9-67.8
College Graduate 397 46 10.4 7.5-14.1 56 12.1 9.0-16.2 295 77.5 72.5-81.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 154 17 10.0 5.7-16.8 53 35.7 26.2-46.5 84 54.3 44.0-64.3
$15,000- 24,999 222 26 11.1 7.2-16.9 51 26.0 19.5-33.9 145 62.8 54.7-70.2
$25,000- 34,999 151 21 14.0 8.6-22.0 35 21.2 14.6-29.8 95 64.8 55.3-73.3
$35,000- 49,999 207 30 15.6 10.5-22.6 28 12.8 8.2-19.4 149 71.6 63.5-78.4
$50,000- 74,999 176 30 13.6 9.0-20.1 32 17.4 11.7-25.2 114 69.0 60.4-76.4
$75,000+ 282 27 10.0 6.6-14.9 35 12.7 8.6-18.4 220 77.3 70.8-82.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 538 77 14.8 11.5-19.0 191 35.9 30.9-41.1 270 49.3 44.1-54.5
No 877 106 10.7 8.6-13.2 83 8.9 6.9-11.4 688 80.4 77.1-83.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 593 92 15.5 12.3-19.4 207 35.7 31.0-40.7 294 48.8 43.8-53.7
No 885 95 9.7 7.8-12.2 78 8.3 6.4-10.9 712 81.9 78.7-84.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 286 33 10.9 7.5-15.6 70 26.6 20.7-33.4 183 62.5 55.5-69.0
Non-Veteran 1,196 154 12.4 10.3-14.8 216 18.1 15.5-21.1 826 69.5 66.1-72.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 102 16 14.1 8.5-22.6 *** *** *** 73 73.0 62.4-81.5
Regional City or Suburban County 218 27 11.0 7.4-16.1 47 20.2 15.0-26.6 144 68.8 61.7-75.0
Rural 1,163 145 12.1 10.0-14.6 226 20.5 17.6-23.6 792 67.4 63.9-70.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 545 55 9.8 7.2-13.2 60 10.1 7.5-13.5 430 80.1 75.8-83.7
Unemployed 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 608 90 13.9 11.1-17.4 94 16.0 12.7-20.1 424 70.0 65.4-74.3
Unable to Work 225 27 14.5 9.3-21.8 109 49.2 41.1-57.3 89 36.4 29.2-44.2
Other not in Labor Force 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 108 15 12.0 6.8-20.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 233 23 9.7 6.0-15.3 59 25.4 19.2-32.9 151 64.9 57.0-72.0
151% to 200% 111 15 14.7 8.4-24.4 23 19.5 12.4-29.3 *** *** ***
More than 200% 695 92 12.7 10.1-15.9 106 15.1 12.1-18.7 497 72.1 67.9-76.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 545 62 9.2 6.8-12.4 117 23.0 18.6-28.1 366 67.8 62.5-72.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 643 83 13.6 10.8-17.1 122 19.6 16.0-23.7 438 66.8 62.2-71.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 295 43 13.4 9.6-18.4 47 16.0 11.8-21.4 205 70.6 64.3-76.1

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2016
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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