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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,097 430 38.4 34.9-42.0 667 61.6 58.0-65.1
No 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 303 122 35.1 28.8-42.0 181 64.9 58.0-71.2
Overweight 393 145 35.5 29.9-41.5 248 64.5 58.5-70.1
Obese 426 178 44.4 38.6-50.4 248 55.6 49.6-61.4
Current Smoker
Yes 240 123 48.0 39.9-56.1 117 52.0 43.9-60.1
No 960 358 37.2 33.5-41.1 602 62.8 58.9-66.5
History of CVD**
Yes 287 143 47.8 40.5-55.2 144 52.2 44.8-59.5
No 903 333 36.3 32.5-40.3 570 63.7 59.7-67.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,079 439 40.3 36.7-44.0 640 59.7 56.0-63.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,106 455 40.1 36.6-43.8 651 59.9 56.2-63.4
COPD
Yes 199 108 50.3 41.5-59.2 91 49.7 40.8-58.5
No 998 374 37.1 33.5-40.9 624 62.9 59.1-66.5
Current Asthma
Yes 148 85 58.5 48.0-68.2 *** *** ***
No 1,051 394 36.3 32.8-40.0 657 63.7 60.0-67.2
Diabetes
Yes 278 119 44.3 37.0-52.0 159 55.7 48.0-63.0
No 926 365 38.2 34.4-42.2 561 61.8 57.8-65.6
Disability1
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
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 692 336 48.1 43.4-52.9 356 51.9 47.1-56.6
No 513 148 27.8 23.4-32.8 365 72.2 67.2-76.6

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

*This question was asked of those who reported having one or more falls in the past 12 months.

**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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