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2016 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 1,205 484 39.5 36.1-43.0 721 60.5 57.0-63.9
GENDER
Male 478 172 34.5 29.4-39.9 306 65.5 60.1-70.6
Female 727 312 43.2 38.8-47.8 415 56.8 52.2-61.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 911 357 38.7 34.8-42.7 554 61.3 57.3-65.2
Non-Hispanic Black 191 81 41.8 33.5-50.5 110 58.2 49.5-66.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 299 126 40.8 34.3-47.7 173 59.2 52.3-65.7
55-64 367 182 47.2 40.8-53.7 185 52.8 46.3-59.2
65-74 325 101 32.5 26.4-39.2 224 67.5 60.8-73.6
75+ 211 74 32.2 25.0-40.3 137 67.8 59.7-75.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 155 68 46.3 36.8-56.0 87 53.7 44.0-63.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 336 135 33.0 27.4-39.2 201 67.0 60.8-72.6
Some Post-H.S. 363 160 43.2 37.2-49.4 203 56.8 50.6-62.8
College Graduate 348 119 35.6 29.8-42.0 229 64.4 58.0-70.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 157 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 204 96 43.9 36.0-52.3 108 56.1 47.7-64.0
$25,000- 34,999 125 49 39.8 30.0-50.5 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 141 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 159 51 28.4 20.9-37.2 108 71.6 62.8-79.1
$75,000+ 205 53 27.3 20.6-35.2 152 72.7 64.8-79.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 609 310 50.7 45.6-55.7 299 49.3 44.3-54.4
No 529 151 28.3 23.8-33.3 378 71.7 66.7-76.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 672 333 48.5 43.7-53.4 339 51.5 46.6-56.3
No 529 149 28.1 23.7-33.0 380 71.9 67.0-76.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 231 89 36.0 29.0-43.7 142 64.0 56.3-71.0
Non-Veteran 974 395 40.3 36.5-44.3 579 59.7 55.7-63.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 240 97 39.4 32.7-46.7 143 60.6 53.3-67.3
Regional City or Suburban County 284 111 39.0 32.3-46.1 173 61.0 53.9-67.7
Rural 681 276 39.9 35.2-44.8 405 60.1 55.2-64.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 358 104 28.9 23.6-34.9 254 71.1 65.1-76.4
Unemployed 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 485 176 36.2 30.9-41.7 309 63.8 58.3-69.1
Unable to Work 273 168 58.7 50.8-66.2 105 41.3 33.8-49.2
Other not in Labor Force 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 206 97 46.8 38.5-55.4 109 53.2 44.6-61.5
151% to 200% 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 543 173 32.4 27.8-37.4 370 67.6 62.6-72.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 285 127 45.2 38.0-52.7 158 54.8 47.3-62.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 466 190 40.1 34.5-46.0 276 59.9 54.0-65.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 454 167 37.0 32.0-42.4 287 63.0 57.6-68.0

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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 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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