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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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%)
North Carolina 1,205 484 39.5 36.1-43.0 721 60.5 57.0-63.9
-Eastern NC 470 208 43.3 37.8-48.9 262 56.7 51.1-62.2
GENDER
Male 188 78 40.0 31.8-48.7 110 60.0 51.3-68.2
Female 282 130 45.7 38.5-53.0 152 54.3 47.0-61.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 311 134 41.8 35.2-48.7 177 58.2 51.3-64.8
Non-Hispanic Black 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 16 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 160 84 48.4 38.8-58.1 76 51.6 41.9-61.2
65-74 126 39 29.7 21.4-39.7 87 70.3 60.3-78.6
75+ 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 147 67 39.0 30.0-48.7 80 61.0 51.3-70.0
Some Post-H.S. 153 71 45.0 36.0-54.3 82 55.0 45.7-64.0
College Graduate 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 266 146 51.9 44.3-59.3 120 48.1 40.7-55.7
No 187 55 30.5 23.1-39.1 132 69.5 60.9-76.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 295 153 48.7 41.6-55.8 142 51.3 44.2-58.4
No 173 54 32.4 24.5-41.5 119 67.6 58.5-75.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 367 163 43.3 37.1-49.7 204 56.7 50.3-62.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 368 158 41.9 35.7-48.4 210 58.1 51.6-64.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 115 37 31.3 22.4-41.8 78 68.7 58.2-77.6
Unemployed 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 182 69 37.4 29.3-46.4 113 62.6 53.6-70.7
Unable to Work 135 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 15 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 197 66 32.9 25.6-41.2 131 67.1 58.8-74.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 178 82 46.1 36.8-55.6 96 53.9 44.4-63.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 203 90 43.7 35.6-52.2 113 56.3 47.8-64.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

*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 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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