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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls (Age 45+)--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,765 517 13.0 11.8-14.3 588 15.1 13.7-16.6 2,660 71.9 70.1-73.6
No 294 35 10.8 7.4-15.6 73 26.9 20.6-34.3 186 62.3 54.9-69.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,081 143 11.8 9.8-14.1 162 14.5 12.0-17.4 776 73.8 70.4-76.8
Overweight 1,426 179 11.7 9.8-13.8 216 15.5 13.3-18.1 1,031 72.8 69.9-75.6
Obese 1,263 189 14.9 12.7-17.5 239 18.1 15.6-20.9 835 67.0 63.7-70.1
Current Smoker
Yes 622 78 11.8 9.1-15.1 163 26.6 22.2-31.4 381 61.6 56.6-66.4
No 3,421 472 13.0 11.8-14.4 495 14.0 12.6-15.5 2,454 72.9 71.1-74.7
History of CVD**
Yes 690 86 11.9 9.2-15.2 201 28.4 24.3-32.9 403 59.7 55.0-64.3
No 3,325 461 13.1 11.8-14.5 449 13.3 11.9-14.8 2,415 73.6 71.7-75.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 297 35 9.0 6.0-13.1 64 19.9 14.9-25.9 198 71.2 64.7-76.9
No 3,638 507 13.3 12.1-14.7 579 15.8 14.4-17.4 2,552 70.9 69.0-72.6
Heavy Drinker
Yes 207 31 11.6 7.6-17.2 38 18.3 12.9-25.3 138 70.1 62.4-76.9
No 3,719 508 13.0 11.8-14.4 604 16.0 14.6-17.6 2,607 70.9 69.1-72.7
COPD
Yes 424 67 16.7 12.7-21.7 132 32.2 26.7-38.3 225 51.0 45.0-57.0
No 3,625 479 12.3 11.1-13.6 526 14.0 12.7-15.5 2,620 73.7 71.9-75.4
Current Asthma
Yes 330 42 13.0 9.1-18.2 106 33.4 27.2-40.4 182 53.6 46.8-60.2
No 3,716 506 12.8 11.6-14.1 552 14.4 13.0-15.9 2,658 72.8 71.0-74.5
Diabetes
Yes 781 104 12.5 10.0-15.6 176 21.1 17.7-24.9 501 66.4 62.2-70.4
No 3,277 448 12.9 11.6-14.3 484 14.9 13.4-16.5 2,345 72.2 70.3-74.1
Disability1
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
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,700 260 15.4 13.4-17.6 435 26.2 23.5-29.0 1,005 58.4 55.4-61.3
No 2,363 292 11.1 9.7-12.6 226 9.3 7.9-10.8 1,845 79.6 77.6-81.5

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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 phasing out next year, being replaced by Functional Disability.

^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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