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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

Were you injured?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 704 296 39.2 33.9-44.8 408 60.8 55.2-66.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 630 260 38.6 33.0-44.5 370 61.4 55.5-67.0
No 74 36 45.1 29.3-61.9 38 54.9 38.1-70.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 14 6 37.3 14.7-67.2 8 62.7 32.8-85.3
Recommended Range 244 102 30.6 23.2-39.1 142 69.4 60.9-76.8
Overweight 213 81 37.0 27.5-47.6 132 63.0 52.4-72.5
Obese 199 93 50.6 40.2-60.9 106 49.4 39.1-59.8
Current Smoker
No 545 219 39.5 33.7-45.6 326 60.5 54.4-66.3
Yes 153 75 39.1 27.2-52.5 78 60.9 47.5-72.8
Binge Drinker
No 671 281 39.9 34.4-45.6 390 60.1 54.4-65.6
Yes 27 13 33.5 12.6-63.9 14 66.5 36.1-87.4
Heavy Drinker
No 676 285 40.1 34.6-45.9 391 59.9 54.1-65.4
Yes 20 9 26.1 9.7-53.9 11 73.9 46.1-90.3
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 187 77 36.1 27.3-45.9 110 63.9 54.1-72.7
Some Physical Activity 232 94 38.5 29.3-48.7 138 61.5 51.3-70.7
Physically Inactive 254 113 42.6 33.8-52.0 141 57.4 48.0-66.2
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 317 153 44.1 35.3-53.2 164 55.9 46.8-64.7
No 380 138 34.9 28.2-42.1 242 65.1 57.9-71.8
Disability Status
Yes 448 198 42.1 35.1-49.5 250 57.9 50.5-64.9
No 250 96 33.9 26.2-42.5 154 66.1 57.5-73.8
Current Asthma
Yes 82 37 39.3 26.8-53.4 45 60.7 46.6-73.2
No 620 258 39.2 33.5-45.3 362 60.8 54.7-66.5
Diabetes
Yes 149 59 43.7 32.8-55.2 90 56.3 44.8-67.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 1 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - .
No 551 236 38.2 32.2-44.6 315 61.8 55.4-67.8
Arthritis
Yes 432 190 46.6 39.7-53.6 242 53.4 46.4-60.3
No 265 103 28.6 21.6-36.7 162 71.4 63.3-78.4
High Blood Pressure
Yes 370 148 39.9 32.7-47.6 222 60.1 52.4-67.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 1 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - .
No 333 148 38.6 31.0-46.8 185 61.4 53.2-69.0
High Cholesterol
Yes 283 125 43.5 35.4-52.0 158 56.5 48.0-64.6
No 330 137 38.0 30.5-46.0 193 62.0 54.0-69.5
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 168 78 45.1 33.7-57.1 90 54.9 42.9-66.3
No 520 212 37.4 31.3-43.9 308 62.6 56.1-68.7

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*This question was asked of respondents ages 45 or older and had a recent fall.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

* See Technical Notes for definitions of risk factors/conditions.

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