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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls (Age 45+)-Females

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
-FEMALES 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
Non-Hispanic White 1,667 269 14.8 12.9-17.0 273 16.5 14.4-18.9 1,125 68.7 65.8-71.3
Non-Hispanic Black 456 64 15.4 11.7-20.1 63 13.4 9.8-18.0 329 71.2 65.6-76.2
Other 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 537 90 16.4 13.1-20.5 81 14.1 11.0-17.8 366 69.5 64.8-73.8
55-64 664 98 12.7 10.0-16.0 122 18.7 15.1-23.0 444 68.6 63.9-72.9
65-74 644 94 14.3 11.4-17.8 99 15.1 11.9-18.9 451 70.7 66.2-74.8
75+ 435 82 17.9 14.0-22.6 61 13.8 10.3-18.3 292 68.3 62.7-73.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 230 37 15.9 11.1-22.2 51 22.1 16.2-29.4 142 62.0 54.3-69.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 653 92 13.3 10.5-16.7 108 14.5 11.6-17.9 453 72.2 67.9-76.1
Some Post-H.S. 670 115 16.0 13.0-19.6 117 18.6 15.2-22.7 438 65.3 60.8-69.6
College Graduate 728 120 15.4 12.5-18.7 88 9.8 7.6-12.5 520 74.9 71.0-78.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 236 39 16.9 11.8-23.5 68 29.1 22.2-37.0 129 54.1 46.1-61.9
$15,000- 24,999 377 59 15.8 11.8-20.8 64 16.8 12.6-21.9 254 67.4 61.4-73.0
$25,000- 34,999 215 32 12.6 8.5-18.4 51 20.8 15.2-27.9 132 66.5 58.7-73.5
$35,000- 49,999 273 50 18.9 13.4-25.9 33 10.8 7.1-16.0 190 70.3 62.9-76.8
$50,000- 74,999 270 58 20.6 15.4-27.0 36 11.5 7.8-16.7 176 67.9 60.9-74.1
$75,000+ 425 54 10.9 8.0-14.5 43 11.1 7.9-15.3 328 78.1 73.1-82.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 769 140 18.4 15.3-22.1 232 29.4 25.4-33.7 397 52.2 47.7-56.6
No 1,392 209 13.4 11.4-15.6 114 8.5 6.8-10.6 1,069 78.1 75.3-80.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 831 161 19.9 16.7-23.6 246 28.8 25.1-32.9 424 51.3 47.0-55.5
No 1,444 203 12.5 10.7-14.6 117 8.5 6.8-10.6 1,124 79.0 76.3-81.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,227 356 15.1 13.4-16.9 351 15.4 13.6-17.4 1,520 69.6 67.2-71.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 539 85 14.9 11.8-18.5 58 11.6 8.7-15.3 396 73.5 69.0-77.6
Regional City or Suburban County 513 89 17.0 13.5-21.2 85 14.9 11.6-19.0 339 68.0 63.0-72.7
Rural 1,233 191 14.1 11.8-16.6 222 19.0 16.2-22.1 820 67.0 63.5-70.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 796 112 14.0 11.3-17.2 66 7.6 5.7-10.0 618 78.4 74.8-81.7
Unemployed 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 983 173 16.1 13.6-18.9 142 15.1 12.4-18.3 668 68.9 65.2-72.3
Unable to Work 295 50 19.7 14.5-26.3 123 40.0 33.1-47.3 122 40.3 33.5-47.5
Other not in Labor Force 147 17 7.4 4.3-12.7 18 11.6 6.8-19.2 112 81.0 72.9-87.1
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 147 26 17.6 11.6-25.9 39 23.7 16.6-32.6 82 58.7 48.9-67.8
101% to 150% 373 56 15.8 11.6-21.2 75 18.8 14.5-24.1 242 65.3 59.1-71.1
151% to 200% 160 30 19.6 13.0-28.5 28 15.8 10.1-23.8 102 64.6 55.0-73.1
More than 200% 1,046 171 14.7 12.4-17.4 133 12.0 9.8-14.5 742 73.3 70.0-76.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 505 76 12.6 9.6-16.3 100 21.5 17.0-26.7 329 66.0 60.4-71.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 851 136 15.8 13.0-19.1 148 17.7 14.6-21.4 567 66.4 62.3-70.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 929 153 15.3 12.9-18.1 117 12.5 10.2-15.3 659 72.2 68.7-75.4

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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