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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls (Age 45+)-Non-Hispanic Black

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
-Non-Hispanic Black 759 84 11.4 8.9-14.5 107 13.0 10.3-16.2 568 75.6 71.7-79.2
GENDER
Male 303 20 6.1 3.7- 9.9 44 12.4 8.8-17.1 239 81.5 76.1-86.0
Female 456 64 15.4 11.7-20.1 63 13.4 9.8-18.0 329 71.2 65.6-76.2
AGE
45-54 206 28 14.4 9.6-21.0 24 12.5 8.1-18.7 154 73.1 65.6-79.6
55-64 260 21 7.5 4.4-12.5 47 17.3 12.1-24.1 192 75.2 68.0-81.3
65-74 189 21 13.5 8.4-21.0 27 9.7 6.3-14.7 141 76.8 69.0-83.1
75+ 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** 81 81.1 71.3-88.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 132 19 14.9 9.1-23.6 24 15.3 9.6-23.5 89 69.8 59.9-78.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 273 22 7.8 4.8-12.3 41 13.2 9.1-18.6 210 79.1 72.9-84.2
Some Post-H.S. 184 24 13.8 8.8-21.0 27 13.7 8.4-21.6 133 72.5 63.8-79.7
College Graduate 169 19 10.3 6.1-16.9 *** *** *** 136 81.5 73.5-87.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 119 13 10.5 5.7-18.3 26 19.7 12.0-30.5 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 161 20 13.8 8.5-21.7 26 17.0 11.2-25.0 115 69.2 60.1-77.0
$25,000- 34,999 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 268 36 13.3 9.1-19.1 74 26.0 19.9-33.2 158 60.7 53.1-67.8
No 461 45 10.5 7.5-14.5 31 6.4 4.2- 9.6 385 83.1 78.6-86.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 305 48 16.8 12.1-22.7 82 24.7 19.3-30.9 175 58.6 51.7-65.2
No 451 36 8.2 5.6-11.7 25 5.9 3.5- 9.7 390 86.0 81.4-89.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 115 *** *** *** 21 14.1 8.7-22.0 85 76.2 66.1-84.0
Non-Veteran 644 75 11.7 9.0-15.1 86 12.8 9.8-16.4 483 75.5 71.2-79.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 240 26 12.5 8.4-18.3 25 9.7 6.3-14.5 189 77.8 71.3-83.2
Regional City or Suburban County 132 16 12.5 7.1-20.9 19 10.1 6.0-16.4 97 77.5 68.4-84.5
Rural 387 42 9.8 6.8-13.9 63 17.5 12.8-23.4 282 72.7 66.5-78.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 271 25 10.6 6.8-16.0 21 6.7 4.1-10.9 225 82.7 76.7-87.5
Unemployed 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 276 33 10.8 7.3-15.7 19 5.1 2.9- 8.7 224 84.1 78.6-88.4
Unable to Work 160 20 14.8 9.0-23.2 57 33.7 25.0-43.7 83 51.5 41.8-61.1
Other not in Labor Force 14 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 82 *** *** *** 15 18.9 11.0-30.6 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 167 19 13.6 8.2-21.8 29 16.3 10.8-23.9 119 70.1 61.0-77.8
151% to 200% 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 258 27 9.9 6.3-15.2 23 6.5 3.9-10.6 208 83.6 77.7-88.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 230 25 9.4 5.8-15.0 39 18.6 12.5-26.6 166 72.0 63.7-79.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 233 29 12.7 8.4-18.8 34 14.1 9.1-21.1 170 73.2 65.5-79.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 296 30 11.5 7.9-16.4 34 9.9 6.9-14.1 232 78.6 72.9-83.4

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.

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