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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls-MALES

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

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  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%)
TOTAL 3,759 319 8.1 7.1- 9.2 131 3.4 2.8- 4.1 68 1.8 1.4- 2.4 50 1.2 0.8- 1.7 3,191 85.5 84.1-86.8
RACE
White 3,077 265 8.0 6.9- 9.1 109 3.5 2.8- 4.3 54 1.6 1.2- 2.2 38 1.0 0.7- 1.4 2,611 86.0 84.5-87.4
African American 489 35 6.9 4.6-10.3 12 2.6 1.4- 4.7 12 3.1 1.6- 6.0 9 1.9 0.9- 4.1 421 85.5 81.2-89.0
Asian 16 2 23.8 5.4-62.9 1 5.3 0.7-30.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 13 70.9 35.6-91.5
Native American 67 5 7.2 2.7-17.8 7 9.9 4.3-21.1 2 5.2 1.2-19.3 0 0.0 . - . 53 77.7 63.6-87.4
Other Minorities 92 10 10.8 5.5-20.3 2 2.0 0.5- 7.9 0 0.0 . - . 3 4.4 1.1-15.6 77 82.7 71.7-90.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 93 8 8.4 3.9-16.9 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 0 0.0 . - . 2 3.6 0.7-16.1 82 87.7 77.1-93.7
-English Speaking 53 4 6.4 2.3-16.8 1 0.8 0.1- 5.8 0 0.0 . - . 2 7.1 1.4-28.7 46 85.7 68.8-94.2
-Spanish Speaking 40 4 10.3 3.6-26.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 36 89.7 73.8-96.4
Non-Hispanic 3,656 310 8.0 7.1- 9.2 129 3.5 2.9- 4.3 67 1.9 1.4- 2.5 48 1.1 0.8- 1.6 3,102 85.4 84.0-86.8
AGE
45-54 1,129 74 6.0 4.7- 7.8 38 3.4 2.4- 4.8 19 1.6 0.9- 2.7 20 1.6 0.9- 2.8 978 87.4 85.0-89.5
55-64 1,155 98 8.9 7.0-11.2 38 3.1 2.2- 4.4 22 2.0 1.2- 3.3 12 0.7 0.3- 1.6 985 85.2 82.6-87.6
65-74 877 76 8.6 6.7-11.0 25 2.9 1.8- 4.5 16 2.3 1.3- 4.0 12 1.3 0.6- 2.4 748 85.0 81.9-87.5
75+ 575 69 11.2 8.6-14.5 29 4.6 3.0- 7.0 10 1.2 0.5- 2.6 6 1.2 0.5- 2.9 461 81.8 77.9-85.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 638 55 7.8 5.7-10.6 25 4.0 2.5- 6.4 19 2.4 1.4- 4.2 18 3.2 1.7- 5.8 521 82.6 78.6-85.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,089 88 7.1 5.5- 9.0 42 4.1 2.9- 5.7 21 2.1 1.3- 3.4 12 1.0 0.5- 2.2 926 85.7 83.1-88.0
Some Post-H.S. 816 77 9.8 7.6-12.6 44 4.9 3.4- 6.9 11 2.0 1.0- 4.0 15 1.3 0.8- 2.4 669 82.0 78.5-85.0
College Graduate 1,206 98 7.8 6.2- 9.9 20 1.5 0.9- 2.4 16 1.1 0.6- 2.0 5 0.4 0.1- 1.0 1,067 89.2 87.0-91.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 362 38 9.6 6.7-13.5 25 7.0 4.5-10.7 16 5.1 2.6- 9.6 18 4.6 2.7- 7.6 265 73.8 67.9-78.9
$15,000- 24,999 537 47 8.7 6.3-12.0 36 7.2 4.9-10.5 7 1.0 0.5- 2.1 10 1.1 0.5- 2.1 437 82.0 77.8-85.6
$25,000- 34,999 486 35 8.4 5.7-12.0 15 3.3 1.8- 5.9 9 1.9 0.8- 4.2 5 1.2 0.5- 3.2 422 85.2 80.8-88.7
$35,000- 49,999 555 56 8.9 6.5-11.9 23 3.2 2.1- 5.0 16 3.9 2.3- 6.6 3 0.7 0.2- 2.7 457 83.4 79.5-86.7
$50,000-74,999 521 50 10.3 7.4-14.2 11 2.6 1.4- 4.8 5 1.0 0.4- 2.5 2 0.2 0.0- 0.8 453 85.9 81.8-89.3
$75,000+ 843 51 5.6 4.0- 7.7 8 0.9 0.4- 1.9 7 0.8 0.4- 1.7 3 0.3 0.1- 1.1 774 92.5 90.1-94.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,594 199 12.1 10.3-14.2 101 6.3 5.0- 7.9 52 3.3 2.4- 4.6 47 2.8 1.9- 4.1 1,195 75.5 72.8-78.0
No 2,078 116 5.5 4.4- 6.8 29 1.4 0.9- 2.0 13 0.6 0.3- 1.1 3 0.1 0.0- 0.5 1,917 92.4 91.0-93.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,752 169 9.6 8.1-11.4 70 3.9 2.9- 5.1 34 2.1 1.5- 3.2 27 1.3 0.8- 2.1 1,452 83.0 80.8-85.0
Non-Veteran 2,002 149 6.9 5.7- 8.3 61 3.0 2.3- 4.0 34 1.6 1.1- 2.4 23 1.1 0.7- 1.9 1,735 87.4 85.5-89.0

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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.

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