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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls (Age 45+)-Males

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
-MALES 1,777 186 10.1 8.6-11.9 296 16.3 14.3-18.6 1,295 73.5 71.0-76.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,314 152 11.5 9.6-13.7 225 17.2 14.8-20.0 937 71.2 68.1-74.2
Non-Hispanic Black 303 20 6.1 3.7- 9.9 44 12.4 8.8-17.1 239 81.5 76.1-86.0
Other 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 460 44 8.8 6.3-12.0 85 18.5 14.5-23.4 331 72.7 67.5-77.3
55-64 548 50 10.8 7.9-14.5 98 15.8 12.5-19.7 400 73.4 68.8-77.7
65-74 520 57 10.3 7.7-13.7 76 13.3 10.2-17.2 387 76.3 71.8-80.3
75+ 246 34 11.7 7.8-17.2 35 15.9 11.0-22.3 177 72.4 65.2-78.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 235 20 6.5 3.7-11.1 49 24.6 18.2-32.5 166 68.9 60.9-75.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 486 49 9.8 7.1-13.3 88 16.3 12.7-20.7 349 73.9 68.9-78.3
Some Post-H.S. 449 50 11.8 8.7-15.9 83 15.5 12.2-19.6 316 72.7 67.7-77.1
College Graduate 604 66 11.2 8.7-14.5 76 11.8 9.1-15.1 462 77.0 72.9-80.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 136 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 255 27 11.5 7.6-17.1 54 19.0 13.9-25.3 174 69.5 62.4-75.8
$25,000- 34,999 161 16 10.0 5.7-17.1 26 13.7 8.7-20.9 119 76.3 67.8-83.1
$35,000- 49,999 206 30 16.0 10.8-23.0 28 14.1 8.8-21.7 148 69.9 61.5-77.2
$50,000- 74,999 266 29 10.0 6.5-15.3 37 13.2 9.2-18.6 200 76.7 70.2-82.2
$75,000+ 491 52 10.9 8.0-14.6 57 10.2 7.5-13.8 382 78.9 74.4-82.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 539 70 11.6 8.8-15.1 171 33.0 28.1-38.3 298 55.4 50.1-60.6
No 1,118 104 9.5 7.7-11.8 104 8.3 6.6-10.5 910 82.1 79.3-84.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 611 77 11.8 9.1-15.2 193 33.4 28.7-38.4 341 54.8 49.8-59.7
No 1,161 109 9.4 7.6-11.6 102 8.2 6.5-10.3 950 82.4 79.6-84.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 637 70 10.9 8.4-14.2 139 21.5 17.9-25.6 428 67.6 63.1-71.8
Non-Veteran 1,139 116 9.8 8.0-12.0 157 13.9 11.5-16.7 866 76.3 73.1-79.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 430 46 10.1 7.4-13.5 50 11.2 8.3-15.0 334 78.7 74.2-82.7
Regional City or Suburban County 382 47 12.5 9.0-17.0 64 16.9 12.7-22.0 271 70.6 64.8-75.8
Rural 965 93 8.9 7.0-11.3 182 19.5 16.3-23.1 690 71.6 67.7-75.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 820 82 10.1 7.9-12.8 99 11.1 8.8-14.0 639 78.8 75.2-81.9
Unemployed 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 705 80 10.8 8.4-13.9 95 13.3 10.6-16.6 530 75.9 71.9-79.5
Unable to Work 182 16 7.8 4.4-13.6 85 46.0 36.9-55.4 81 46.2 37.2-55.4
Other not in Labor Force 1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 119 11 8.6 4.4-16.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 250 22 9.1 5.6-14.4 53 20.1 14.6-27.0 175 70.8 63.4-77.3
151% to 200% 125 12 9.6 5.1-17.3 22 12.5 7.6-19.8 91 77.9 68.8-84.9
More than 200% 986 113 11.7 9.5-14.3 128 12.1 9.9-14.7 745 76.3 72.9-79.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 384 37 7.9 5.4-11.5 76 18.2 14.0-23.4 271 73.9 68.2-78.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 675 63 9.5 7.2-12.5 121 19.2 15.4-23.6 491 71.3 66.6-75.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 718 86 11.3 9.0-14.2 99 13.6 11.0-16.7 533 75.1 71.4-78.5

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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