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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls (Age 45+)-Females

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
-FEMALES 727 312 43.2 38.8-47.8 415 56.8 52.2-61.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 539 229 42.4 37.2-47.8 310 57.6 52.2-62.8
Non-Hispanic Black 127 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 171 80 45.9 37.3-54.8 91 54.1 45.2-62.7
55-64 219 116 53.4 44.7-62.0 103 46.6 38.0-55.3
65-74 193 64 35.7 27.5-44.8 129 64.3 55.2-72.5
75+ 143 51 30.1 21.9-39.7 92 69.9 60.3-78.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 200 86 36.3 28.8-44.4 114 63.7 55.6-71.2
Some Post-H.S. 230 101 44.5 36.8-52.5 129 55.5 47.5-63.2
College Graduate 208 82 43.6 35.4-52.2 126 56.4 47.8-64.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 371 190 51.4 44.9-57.9 181 48.6 42.1-55.1
No 321 111 36.2 29.8-43.2 210 63.8 56.8-70.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 405 206 49.9 43.7-56.0 199 50.1 44.0-56.3
No 319 104 34.6 28.4-41.4 215 65.4 58.6-71.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 704 297 42.5 38.0-47.2 407 57.5 52.8-62.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 143 65 47.7 38.3-57.2 78 52.3 42.8-61.7
Regional City or Suburban County 174 68 38.5 30.0-47.7 106 61.5 52.3-70.0
Rural 410 179 43.6 37.5-49.9 231 56.4 50.1-62.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 178 60 34.9 26.9-43.9 118 65.1 56.1-73.1
Unemployed 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 313 120 39.0 32.3-46.2 193 61.0 53.8-67.7
Unable to Work 172 105 58.2 48.4-67.3 67 41.8 32.7-51.6
Other not in Labor Force 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 131 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 304 111 38.6 32.1-45.6 193 61.4 54.4-67.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 174 79 46.5 37.1-56.2 95 53.5 43.8-62.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 284 120 40.9 33.8-48.4 164 59.1 51.6-66.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 269 113 44.2 37.3-51.3 156 55.8 48.7-62.7

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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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