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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 844 129 13.9 11.3-16.9 149 17.6 14.5-21.2 566 68.6 64.4-72.4
GENDER
Male 365 42 9.6 6.8-13.6 69 17.3 12.8-22.9 254 73.1 67.0-78.4
Female 479 87 17.8 13.9-22.6 80 17.9 13.8-22.8 312 64.3 58.7-69.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 763 115 13.7 11.0-16.9 133 17.5 14.3-21.2 515 68.9 64.6-72.9
Non-Hispanic Black 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 159 23 13.3 8.2-20.7 37 23.8 16.5-33.0 99 63.0 53.5-71.6
55-64 247 32 11.7 7.6-17.7 42 14.5 9.9-20.8 173 73.7 66.3-80.0
65-74 266 39 14.6 10.2-20.4 44 13.6 9.7-18.8 183 71.8 65.0-77.7
75+ 168 34 17.4 11.8-24.8 24 15.3 9.6-23.5 110 67.3 58.3-75.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 244 35 14.1 9.7-19.9 40 13.1 9.2-18.5 169 72.8 65.9-78.7
Some Post-H.S. 225 38 16.6 11.3-23.7 36 15.0 10.3-21.4 151 68.4 60.4-75.4
College Graduate 263 42 15.1 10.8-20.8 45 16.1 11.5-22.0 176 68.8 61.8-75.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 156 25 17.9 11.2-27.4 31 15.5 9.7-23.8 100 66.6 56.3-75.5
$25,000- 34,999 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 102 20 14.8 8.9-23.6 *** *** *** 71 75.9 65.6-83.9
$50,000- 74,999 114 *** *** *** 17 13.0 7.4-21.9 83 76.0 65.2-84.2
$75,000+ 145 21 14.7 9.0-23.0 20 12.0 7.2-19.3 104 73.3 64.0-81.0
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 292 54 15.1 10.7-20.9 94 34.8 27.8-42.6 144 50.1 42.5-57.6
No 514 72 13.6 10.5-17.5 46 7.5 5.3-10.5 396 78.9 74.4-82.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 313 56 15.8 11.5-21.5 98 32.8 26.2-40.2 159 51.3 44.2-58.4
No 531 73 12.8 9.8-16.5 51 9.0 6.5-12.3 407 78.2 73.8-82.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 133 *** *** *** 29 18.5 12.2-27.1 90 72.9 63.4-80.6
Non-Veteran 711 115 14.8 11.9-18.2 120 17.4 14.0-21.5 476 67.8 63.3-72.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 204 36 16.1 11.4-22.4 36 17.3 12.2-23.8 132 66.6 59.0-73.4
Rural 640 93 13.0 10.1-16.5 113 17.7 13.9-22.2 434 69.3 64.4-73.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 303 37 13.1 9.1-18.4 42 12.7 8.9-17.7 224 74.2 67.9-79.7
Unemployed 21 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 395 68 14.7 11.2-19.1 57 13.7 10.1-18.3 270 71.6 66.1-76.6
Unable to Work 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 160 25 13.5 8.0-21.8 33 21.4 13.8-31.6 102 65.1 54.5-74.3
151% to 200% 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 384 56 13.0 9.5-17.5 54 12.1 8.9-16.3 274 74.9 69.4-79.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 276 43 12.3 8.6-17.2 45 15.6 10.9-21.8 188 72.1 65.2-78.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 342 46 13.4 9.2-19.0 66 20.3 14.7-27.4 230 66.3 58.9-73.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 226 40 16.0 11.5-21.8 38 16.2 11.6-22.2 148 67.8 60.7-74.2

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.

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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