SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Falls

In the past 3 months, how many times have you fallen?*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
1 fall 2 falls 3-4 falls 5+ falls No falls
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 10,346 1,002 9.0 8.4- 9.7 365 3.4 3.0- 3.9 193 1.8 1.5- 2.2 113 1.0 0.8- 1.3 8,673 84.7 83.9-85.6
-Buncombe County 251 37 13.1 9.4-18.1 10 4.6 2.3- 8.8 3 1.1 0.3- 3.9 5 1.4 0.5- 3.6 196 79.7 73.9-84.6
GENDER
Male 89 11 10.7 5.8-18.9 2 3.0 0.7-12.4 1 1.4 0.2- 9.0 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9 74 84.3 74.8-90.7
Female 162 26 15.1 10.2-21.9 8 5.9 2.9-11.8 2 1.0 0.2- 4.1 4 2.0 0.7- 6.0 122 76.0 68.2-82.3
RACE
White 236 37 14.2 10.2-19.4 7 4.0 1.8- 8.6 3 1.2 0.4- 4.2 4 1.3 0.4- 3.7 185 79.4 73.2-84.4
Other 13 0 0.0 . - . 3 13.9 3.9-39.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.8 0.4-18.6 9 83.3 58.0-94.7
AGE
45+ 251 37 13.1 9.4-18.1 10 4.6 2.3- 8.8 3 1.1 0.3- 3.9 5 1.4 0.5- 3.6 196 79.7 73.9-84.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 101 10 9.0 4.7-16.8 5 3.9 1.6- 9.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.9 0.4- 8.0 84 85.2 76.5-91.0
Some College + 150 27 15.9 10.8-22.8 5 5.1 2.0-12.0 3 1.9 0.5- 6.4 3 1.0 0.3- 3.2 112 76.1 68.0-82.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 131 21 15.3 9.9-23.1 5 3.6 1.5- 8.6 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6 5 2.9 1.1- 7.3 99 77.8 69.4-84.4
$50,000+ 78 11 10.8 5.8-19.4 4 7.0 2.6-17.8 2 2.6 0.6-10.2 0 0.0 . - . 61 79.6 68.4-87.5

Back to Falls.

Asked only of respondents age 45 and 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.


BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 01JUN07.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook