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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Falls (Age 45+)

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
-Piedmont NC 1,737 235 12.9 11.2-14.7 226 13.8 11.9-15.9 1,276 73.4 70.9-75.7
GENDER
Male 762 82 10.5 8.3-13.1 100 14.4 11.7-17.7 580 75.1 71.4-78.5
Female 975 153 14.9 12.6-17.6 126 13.2 10.9-16.0 696 71.8 68.4-75.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,281 182 13.3 11.4-15.5 175 15.0 12.8-17.5 924 71.7 68.8-74.5
Non-Hispanic Black 319 33 11.8 8.3-16.6 32 9.8 6.6-14.4 254 78.3 72.6-83.1
Other 15 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 496 72 13.7 10.7-17.3 60 12.6 9.5-16.6 364 73.7 69.0-77.9
55-64 491 60 11.6 8.8-15.2 73 16.2 12.7-20.5 358 72.2 67.4-76.5
65-74 464 60 12.1 9.2-15.7 56 13.3 10.0-17.5 348 74.6 69.8-78.9
75+ 284 43 14.9 10.7-20.4 36 11.6 8.0-16.5 205 73.5 67.1-79.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 170 24 13.3 8.7-19.8 24 18.2 12.1-26.5 122 68.5 59.9-76.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 422 49 11.1 8.2-14.8 66 14.8 11.3-19.1 307 74.1 69.2-78.5
Some Post-H.S. 469 63 13.0 10.0-16.8 73 15.5 12.1-19.7 333 71.5 66.7-75.9
College Graduate 673 98 14.0 11.4-17.1 63 9.4 7.2-12.1 512 76.6 73.0-80.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 114 14 11.2 6.2-19.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 254 35 14.1 9.9-19.7 36 13.9 9.7-19.4 183 72.1 65.3-77.9
$25,000- 34,999 152 18 10.4 6.3-16.7 24 13.9 8.9-21.1 110 75.7 67.5-82.3
$35,000- 49,999 170 30 19.8 13.5-28.2 22 12.7 7.7-20.2 118 67.5 58.4-75.4
$50,000- 74,999 246 43 16.5 11.9-22.4 24 10.3 6.8-15.4 179 73.2 66.6-78.9
$75,000+ 489 58 10.6 8.0-13.9 45 9.8 7.2-13.2 386 79.6 75.4-83.2
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 478 79 16.1 12.7-20.1 118 26.4 21.8-31.6 281 57.5 52.2-62.7
No 1,121 136 11.4 9.5-13.7 89 8.5 6.7-10.6 896 80.1 77.3-82.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 538 91 17.1 13.7-21.1 134 26.9 22.5-31.7 313 56.0 51.0-60.9
No 1,189 144 11.1 9.3-13.2 90 8.3 6.6-10.3 955 80.6 77.9-83.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 277 32 12.3 8.4-17.5 54 20.2 15.3-26.2 191 67.5 60.9-73.5
Non-Veteran 1,459 203 13.0 11.2-15.0 172 12.7 10.7-14.9 1,084 74.4 71.7-76.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 867 115 12.5 10.3-15.1 95 11.3 9.1-14.0 657 76.2 72.9-79.3
Regional City or Suburban County 474 74 15.7 12.4-19.8 66 14.4 11.0-18.7 334 69.8 64.8-74.4
Rural 396 46 9.7 7.0-13.4 65 18.4 14.0-23.7 285 71.9 66.3-76.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 768 102 12.5 10.2-15.4 63 8.5 6.5-11.2 603 78.9 75.5-82.0
Unemployed 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 686 95 13.3 10.7-16.4 86 13.5 10.7-16.9 505 73.3 69.2-76.9
Unable to Work 154 24 16.2 10.7-23.9 57 37.2 28.5-46.7 73 46.6 37.7-55.8
Other not in Labor Force 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 86 13 13.5 7.5-23.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 230 30 14.9 10.2-21.2 36 14.8 10.3-20.7 164 70.3 63.1-76.7
151% to 200% 115 16 13.0 7.5-21.7 *** *** *** 87 78.8 69.4-85.9
More than 200% 953 136 13.4 11.1-15.9 101 10.8 8.7-13.3 716 75.9 72.7-78.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 69 *** *** *** 14 15.1 8.5-25.4 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 542 71 12.4 9.7-15.8 81 17.1 13.5-21.5 390 70.4 65.7-74.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,126 156 13.2 11.1-15.5 131 12.0 10.0-14.4 839 74.8 71.8-77.6

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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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