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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls-WHITE FEMALES

The next question asks about a recent fall. By a fall, we mean when a person unintentionally comes to rest on the ground or another lower level.
In the past 3 months, have you had a fall?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,729 383 13.5 11.8-15.4 2,346 86.5 84.6-88.2
AGE
45-54 839 102 11.4 8.6-15.0 737 88.6 85.0-91.4
55-64 727 95 12.0 9.1-15.7 632 88.0 84.3-90.9
65-74 633 89 16.5 12.5-21.6 544 83.5 78.4-87.5
75+ 530 97 16.0 12.2-20.7 433 84.0 79.3-87.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 466 89 17.7 13.3-23.1 377 82.3 76.9-86.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 882 113 14.0 10.9-17.9 769 86.0 82.1-89.1
Some Post-H.S. 701 80 10.4 7.5-14.2 621 89.6 85.8-92.5
College Graduate 673 101 12.8 9.9-16.6 572 87.2 83.4-90.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 340 66 21.1 15.6-28.1 274 78.9 71.9-84.4
$15,000- 24,999 466 66 13.1 9.4-17.9 400 86.9 82.1-90.6
$25,000- 34,999 276 36 13.4 8.2-21.2 240 86.6 78.8-91.8
$35,000- 49,999 320 32 7.4 4.9-11.2 288 92.6 88.8-95.1
$50,000-74,999 261 36 16.6 10.8-24.7 225 83.4 75.3-89.2
$75,000+ 306 34 8.2 5.2-12.8 272 91.8 87.2-94.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 165 17 10.5 6.2-17.1 148 89.5 82.9-93.8
Guilford 131 14 9.0 5.0-15.5 117 91.0 84.5-95.0
Mecklenburg 111 16 14.5 8.6-23.4 95 85.5 76.6-91.4
Orange 130 18 13.5 8.1-21.6 112 86.5 78.4-91.9
Wake 95 8 8.0 3.9-15.8 87 92.0 84.2-96.1
Chatham/Lee 121 19 16.4 10.4-24.8 102 83.6 75.2-89.6
Nash/Wilson 102 18 19.0 12.0-28.6 84 81.0 71.4-88.0
Craven/Pamlico 137 13 11.9 6.7-20.2 124 88.1 79.8-93.3
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 163 20 11.4 7.1-17.8 143 88.6 82.2-92.9
Appalachian/Wilkes 160 29 15.8 10.6-22.9 131 84.2 77.1-89.4
Franklin/Gran./Vance 122 21 15.8 9.6-24.7 101 84.2 75.3-90.4
Graham/Swain/Jackson 152 23 13.9 9.1-20.7 129 86.1 79.3-90.9
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 65 11 18.0 9.7-30.8 54 82.0 69.2-90.3
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 114 9 6.7 3.4-12.6 105 93.3 87.4-96.6
Northeast NC I 85 10 13.2 7.0-23.7 75 86.8 76.3-93.0
Northeast NC II 147 22 14.7 9.6-21.9 125 85.3 78.1-90.4
Northeastern Partnership 232 32 14.3 10.0-20.1 200 85.7 79.9-90.0
Mountain AHEC 512 79 17.2 13.1-22.2 433 82.8 77.8-86.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 824 108 13.3 10.2-17.0 716 86.7 83.0-89.8
Piedmont 1,125 156 12.8 10.4-15.7 969 87.2 84.3-89.6
Western NC 780 119 15.7 12.4-19.8 661 84.3 80.2-87.6

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*This question was asked of respondents ages 45 or older

^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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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