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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Falls (Age 45+)

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%)
North Carolina 1,205 484 39.5 36.1-43.0 721 60.5 57.0-63.9
-Piedmont NC 460 175 37.6 32.6-42.8 285 62.4 57.2-67.4
GENDER
Male 181 58 30.9 24.0-38.9 123 69.1 61.1-76.0
Female 279 117 42.6 35.9-49.5 162 57.4 50.5-64.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 355 130 36.2 30.6-42.2 225 63.8 57.8-69.4
Non-Hispanic Black 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 132 46 32.0 23.7-41.6 86 68.0 58.4-76.3
55-64 133 69 48.8 39.2-58.4 64 51.2 41.6-60.8
65-74 116 36 34.8 25.3-45.6 80 65.2 54.4-74.7
75+ 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 114 40 30.0 21.8-39.7 74 70.0 60.3-78.2
Some Post-H.S. 136 60 41.1 32.2-50.7 76 58.9 49.3-67.8
College Graduate 162 58 37.3 29.4-45.9 104 62.7 54.1-70.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 104 30 27.2 18.7-37.6 74 72.8 62.4-81.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 196 98 51.2 42.9-59.4 98 48.8 40.6-57.1
No 225 66 27.8 21.6-35.1 159 72.2 64.9-78.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 224 108 48.4 40.8-56.2 116 51.6 43.8-59.2
No 234 66 27.0 21.0-33.8 168 73.0 66.2-79.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 374 146 38.8 33.2-44.7 228 61.2 55.3-66.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 211 85 39.4 32.2-47.1 126 60.6 52.9-67.8
Regional City or Suburban County 140 51 37.7 28.9-47.4 89 62.3 52.6-71.1
Rural 109 *** *** *** 70 66.2 55.0-75.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 165 48 27.9 20.9-36.2 117 72.1 63.8-79.1
Unemployed 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 180 64 36.8 28.9-45.6 116 63.2 54.4-71.1
Unable to Work 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 12 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 12 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 238 80 32.8 26.4-39.9 158 67.2 60.1-73.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 151 56 36.0 27.6-45.3 95 64.0 54.7-72.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 288 108 37.6 31.4-44.2 180 62.4 55.8-68.6

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

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

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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