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2016 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 4,062 551 12.8 11.6-14.1 661 16.0 14.6-17.5 2,850 71.2 69.5-72.9
GENDER
Male 1,777 186 10.1 8.6-11.9 296 16.3 14.3-18.6 1,295 73.5 71.0-76.0
Female 2,285 365 15.1 13.4-16.9 365 15.7 13.9-17.7 1,555 69.2 66.8-71.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,982 421 13.3 11.9-14.8 498 16.9 15.2-18.6 2,063 69.9 67.8-71.9
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
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 111 17 13.8 7.9-23.0 21 13.1 7.8-21.0 73 73.1 62.6-81.5
Hispanic 111 14 10.0 5.8-16.9 *** *** *** 87 82.0 72.6-88.7
AGE
45-54 997 134 12.8 10.6-15.3 166 16.2 13.6-19.2 697 71.0 67.6-74.2
55-64 1,212 148 11.8 9.8-14.2 220 17.3 14.8-20.2 844 70.9 67.6-74.0
65-74 1,165 151 12.4 10.4-14.8 175 14.2 12.0-16.9 839 73.3 70.2-76.3
75+ 681 116 15.4 12.5-18.9 96 14.6 11.7-18.2 469 69.9 65.6-73.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 465 57 11.1 8.2-14.8 100 23.4 18.9-28.6 308 65.5 60.0-70.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,139 141 11.7 9.7-14.1 196 15.3 13.0-18.0 802 73.0 69.8-75.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,119 165 14.2 12.0-16.8 200 17.3 14.8-20.2 754 68.4 65.1-71.6
College Graduate 1,333 186 13.4 11.4-15.7 164 10.7 8.9-12.8 983 75.9 73.1-78.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 372 44 10.6 7.5-14.9 114 35.2 28.8-42.2 214 54.2 47.4-60.8
$15,000- 24,999 632 86 13.9 10.9-17.5 118 17.7 14.4-21.6 428 68.4 63.8-72.6
$25,000- 34,999 376 48 11.5 8.3-15.7 77 17.6 13.6-22.5 251 70.9 65.3-76.0
$35,000- 49,999 479 80 17.6 13.6-22.4 61 12.3 9.0-16.6 338 70.1 64.7-75.1
$50,000-74,999 536 87 15.0 11.7-19.0 73 12.4 9.5-16.0 376 72.6 67.9-76.8
$75,000+ 916 106 10.9 8.8-13.4 100 10.6 8.4-13.3 710 78.5 75.2-81.5
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,308 210 15.5 13.3-18.1 403 30.9 27.8-34.3 695 53.6 50.1-56.9
No 2,512 314 11.6 10.2-13.1 218 8.4 7.2- 9.9 1,980 80.0 78.1-81.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,444 239 16.4 14.2-18.9 439 30.8 27.8-33.9 766 52.8 49.6-56.1
No 2,605 312 11.0 9.7-12.5 219 8.4 7.1- 9.8 2,074 80.6 78.7-82.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 696 79 11.3 8.8-14.5 153 22.1 18.6-26.1 464 66.6 62.2-70.7
Non-Veteran 3,366 472 13.1 11.8-14.5 508 14.8 13.3-16.4 2,386 72.1 70.2-73.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 969 131 12.6 10.5-15.1 108 11.4 9.3-14.0 730 76.0 72.8-78.9
Regional City or Suburban County 896 137 15.1 12.5-18.1 149 15.8 13.1-18.9 610 69.1 65.4-72.6
Rural 2,199 284 11.7 10.1-13.4 404 19.2 17.1-21.5 1,511 69.1 66.6-71.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,616 194 11.9 10.2-14.0 165 9.4 7.9-11.3 1,257 78.6 76.1-80.9
Unemployed 124 20 14.0 8.5-22.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,689 253 13.7 11.9-15.7 237 14.3 12.3-16.5 1,199 72.1 69.4-74.6
Unable to Work 477 66 14.9 11.3-19.4 208 42.4 36.8-48.2 203 42.7 37.2-48.3
Other not in Labor Force 148 17 7.3 4.2-12.5 18 11.4 6.7-18.9 113 81.2 73.3-87.2
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 266 37 13.3 9.3-18.7 78 32.9 25.8-40.9 151 53.8 46.1-61.3
101% to 150% 623 78 13.1 10.1-16.8 128 19.3 15.8-23.4 417 67.6 62.9-72.0
151% to 200% 285 42 14.5 10.3-20.2 50 14.1 10.1-19.3 193 71.4 64.8-77.1
More than 200% 2,032 284 13.2 11.5-15.0 261 12.0 10.4-13.8 1,487 74.8 72.5-77.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 890 113 10.3 8.3-12.8 176 19.9 16.7-23.5 601 69.8 65.8-73.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,527 200 13.0 11.0-15.1 269 18.4 15.9-21.2 1,058 68.6 65.6-71.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,647 239 13.5 11.7-15.4 216 13.0 11.2-15.0 1,192 73.5 71.0-75.9

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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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