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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,491 937 9.3 8.6-10.0 321 3.2 2.8- 3.7 167 1.7 1.4- 2.1 96 0.9 0.7- 1.2 7,970 84.8 83.9-85.7
No 843 65 6.2 4.6- 8.2 44 5.3 3.7- 7.7 26 2.6 1.6- 4.1 17 2.1 1.1- 4.0 691 83.8 80.6-86.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 163 20 11.3 6.5-19.1 9 5.5 2.5-11.6 5 2.5 1.0- 6.2 4 6.6 2.1-19.1 125 74.1 63.7-82.3
Recommended Range 3,154 283 8.1 7.0- 9.2 100 2.9 2.3- 3.7 45 1.4 1.0- 2.0 23 0.7 0.4- 1.2 2,703 86.9 85.4-88.2
Overweight 3,741 359 8.9 7.9-10.0 106 2.6 2.1- 3.3 63 1.7 1.3- 2.3 37 0.8 0.6- 1.2 3,176 85.9 84.5-87.2
Obese 2,838 304 10.2 8.9-11.6 134 4.8 3.9- 5.9 73 2.4 1.8- 3.2 45 1.5 1.0- 2.1 2,282 81.1 79.3-82.9
Current Smoker
No 8,446 812 8.9 8.2- 9.6 280 3.2 2.8- 3.7 143 1.6 1.3- 2.0 66 0.7 0.5- 1.0 7,145 85.6 84.6-86.4
Yes 1,840 184 9.5 8.0-11.2 82 4.2 3.2- 5.4 50 2.7 1.9- 3.8 44 2.2 1.5- 3.2 1,480 81.5 79.2-83.6
Binge Drinker
No 9,631 944 9.2 8.5- 9.9 345 3.4 3.0- 3.9 183 1.8 1.5- 2.2 107 1.0 0.8- 1.3 8,052 84.6 83.7-85.4
Yes 537 41 6.8 4.8- 9.6 18 4.2 2.5- 7.1 7 1.3 0.6- 2.9 5 1.4 0.4- 4.6 466 86.3 82.2-89.6
Heavy Drinker
No 9,875 953 9.0 8.3- 9.7 351 3.4 3.0- 3.9 188 1.8 1.5- 2.2 109 1.0 0.8- 1.3 8,274 84.8 83.9-85.6
Yes 304 33 9.1 6.1-13.3 11 4.7 2.3- 9.3 2 0.6 0.2- 2.5 3 1.9 0.3-10.0 255 83.7 77.5-88.5
Current Asthma
Yes 820 102 11.7 9.2-14.6 53 5.9 4.3- 8.2 29 3.0 2.0- 4.4 26 2.9 1.9- 4.5 610 76.5 72.9-79.8
No 9,479 895 8.8 8.2- 9.5 312 3.2 2.8- 3.7 164 1.7 1.4- 2.1 86 0.9 0.7- 1.2 8,022 85.3 84.5-86.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,642 203 11.8 10.0-13.9 105 7.1 5.7- 8.9 51 3.0 2.1- 4.1 26 1.6 1.0- 2.6 1,257 76.5 73.8-78.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 34 0 0.0 . - . 4 10.1 2.8-30.4 1 2.8 0.4-17.6 1 3.4 0.5-20.5 28 83.7 64.0-93.7
No 8,468 776 8.5 7.8- 9.2 249 2.7 2.3- 3.1 136 1.6 1.3- 2.0 81 0.9 0.7- 1.2 7,226 86.3 85.4-87.2
No, Bordeline Diabetes 187 21 9.3 5.7-14.8 6 3.5 1.4- 8.6 5 1.7 0.6- 4.2 4 1.9 0.6- 6.0 151 83.7 76.9-88.7
Disability
Yes 4,455 612 13.1 11.9-14.3 283 6.2 5.3- 7.1 158 3.5 2.9- 4.3 106 2.4 1.8- 3.0 3,296 74.9 73.3-76.5
No 5,671 372 6.3 5.5- 7.1 79 1.5 1.2- 2.0 30 0.5 0.3- 0.8 7 0.1 0.1- 0.3 5,183 91.6 90.7-92.4

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

Asked only of respondents age 45 and older.

*These risk tables are stand-alone tables, not broken down further by geographic strata.

^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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