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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls (Age 45+)-Non-Hispanic White

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
-Non-Hispanic White 2,981 421 13.3 11.9-14.8 498 16.9 15.2-18.6 2,062 69.9 67.8-71.9
GENDER
Male 1,314 152 11.5 9.6-13.7 225 17.2 14.8-20.0 937 71.2 68.1-74.2
Female 1,667 269 14.8 12.9-17.0 273 16.5 14.4-18.9 1,125 68.7 65.8-71.3
AGE
45-54 641 83 12.4 9.8-15.6 119 17.8 14.4-21.7 439 69.8 65.5-73.9
55-64 859 112 12.7 10.2-15.6 152 17.3 14.3-20.7 595 70.1 66.1-73.7
65-74 919 125 12.6 10.3-15.2 140 15.4 12.7-18.6 654 72.0 68.4-75.4
75+ 557 99 16.8 13.4-20.9 84 16.2 12.7-20.4 374 67.0 62.1-71.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 249 26 9.2 5.8-14.2 63 27.9 21.5-35.5 160 62.9 55.3-69.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 799 113 13.3 10.8-16.4 143 16.4 13.5-19.8 543 70.3 66.3-73.9
Some Post-H.S. 851 122 13.9 11.4-16.8 152 17.8 14.9-21.1 577 68.4 64.5-72.0
College Graduate 1,077 158 14.4 12.1-17.1 140 11.4 9.5-13.8 779 74.1 71.0-77.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 207 23 9.6 5.8-15.3 77 45.1 36.1-54.5 107 45.3 36.7-54.3
$15,000- 24,999 399 58 14.7 10.9-19.5 84 19.9 15.5-25.1 257 65.4 59.4-70.9
$25,000- 34,999 250 37 13.0 8.9-18.5 53 17.7 13.0-23.7 160 69.3 62.3-75.5
$35,000- 49,999 365 63 18.1 13.6-23.7 49 14.6 10.5-20.0 253 67.3 60.9-73.1
$50,000- 74,999 427 72 15.8 12.1-20.3 60 13.3 9.9-17.5 295 71.0 65.6-75.8
$75,000+ 794 96 11.8 9.5-14.7 92 11.3 8.9-14.2 606 76.9 73.3-80.2
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 936 153 15.9 13.2-18.9 291 32.0 28.3-36.0 492 52.1 48.1-56.1
No 1,855 244 12.1 10.4-13.9 173 9.2 7.6-10.9 1,438 78.8 76.5-80.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,016 167 16.2 13.6-19.2 320 33.0 29.3-36.8 529 50.8 46.9-54.6
No 1,957 253 11.9 10.3-13.6 178 9.1 7.7-10.8 1,526 79.0 76.8-81.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 531 64 11.6 8.7-15.3 116 23.8 19.5-28.6 351 64.6 59.5-69.4
Non-Veteran 2,450 357 13.6 12.1-15.3 382 15.5 13.7-17.4 1,711 70.9 68.6-73.1
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 640 93 13.1 10.6-16.2 71 12.2 9.5-15.6 476 74.6 70.7-78.2
Regional City or Suburban County 695 112 15.7 12.8-19.1 118 16.9 13.7-20.6 465 67.4 63.1-71.4
Rural 1,647 216 11.9 10.1-13.9 309 19.6 17.2-22.3 1,122 68.5 65.5-71.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,181 147 12.5 10.4-14.9 126 10.2 8.2-12.5 908 77.4 74.4-80.1
Unemployed 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,345 213 14.6 12.5-16.9 206 16.3 13.9-19.0 926 69.1 66.0-72.1
Unable to Work 265 34 13.8 9.3-19.9 129 46.9 39.3-54.7 102 39.3 32.1-46.9
Other not in Labor Force 115 15 8.1 4.5-14.2 *** *** *** 86 80.1 70.8-87.0
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 137 18 13.3 7.9-21.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 397 51 12.3 8.9-16.9 86 21.0 16.5-26.5 260 66.6 60.6-72.1
151% to 200% 205 39 18.3 12.8-25.5 35 13.7 9.3-19.8 131 68.0 60.0-75.1
More than 200% 1,659 238 13.9 12.0-15.9 226 13.2 11.4-15.3 1,195 72.9 70.3-75.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 581 78 10.8 8.2-13.9 118 19.7 15.9-24.1 385 69.6 64.7-74.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,186 151 12.6 10.5-15.1 214 19.3 16.4-22.5 821 68.1 64.6-71.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,215 192 14.4 12.4-16.8 166 14.2 12.0-16.7 857 71.4 68.3-74.2

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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