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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls-WHITES

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 8,293 830 9.2 8.5- 9.9 282 3.4 3.0- 3.9 154 1.7 1.4- 2.1 83 0.8 0.6- 1.1 6,944 84.9 83.9-85.8
GENDER
Male 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
Female 5,216 565 10.2 9.2-11.2 173 3.4 2.8- 4.1 100 1.8 1.4- 2.3 45 0.7 0.5- 1.0 4,333 83.9 82.7-85.1
AGE
45-54 2,327 195 7.4 6.3- 8.7 84 3.8 3.0- 4.9 49 1.8 1.3- 2.5 27 0.8 0.5- 1.3 1,972 86.1 84.4-87.7
55-64 2,457 244 9.1 7.9-10.5 81 3.2 2.5- 4.2 38 1.6 1.1- 2.3 27 1.0 0.6- 1.5 2,067 85.1 83.4-86.7
65-74 1,912 185 9.3 7.9-11.0 55 2.7 2.0- 3.8 32 1.6 1.0- 2.4 20 1.0 0.6- 1.7 1,620 85.4 83.4-87.2
75+ 1,522 203 13.3 11.4-15.5 61 3.8 2.8- 5.1 35 2.0 1.4- 2.9 9 0.4 0.2- 0.9 1,214 80.5 78.0-82.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,180 123 9.4 7.7-11.5 52 4.6 3.3- 6.4 47 3.2 2.3- 4.4 27 1.9 1.2- 3.1 931 81.0 78.2-83.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,551 239 8.6 7.4- 9.9 88 3.8 3.0- 4.9 39 1.5 1.0- 2.2 26 1.0 0.6- 1.5 2,159 85.2 83.4-86.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,037 205 9.6 8.2-11.3 82 3.9 3.0- 5.1 37 2.0 1.3- 3.0 19 0.7 0.4- 1.3 1,694 83.8 81.7-85.6
College Graduate 2,500 260 9.2 8.0-10.5 60 2.3 1.7- 3.1 31 1.1 0.7- 1.7 11 0.4 0.2- 0.8 2,138 87.0 85.4-88.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 897 115 12.7 10.4-15.6 64 7.6 5.7-10.2 40 3.7 2.6- 5.2 32 3.8 2.5- 5.7 646 72.2 68.4-75.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,275 145 10.8 8.9-13.0 59 5.4 3.9- 7.4 29 2.0 1.4- 3.0 19 1.1 0.7- 1.7 1,023 80.7 77.9-83.2
$25,000- 34,999 997 99 10.4 8.2-13.0 26 2.6 1.6- 4.2 18 1.8 1.0- 3.3 6 0.7 0.3- 1.8 848 84.5 81.4-87.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,118 111 9.2 7.4-11.3 33 2.9 2.0- 4.2 23 2.8 1.7- 4.5 10 0.8 0.4- 1.8 941 84.3 81.6-86.7
$50,000-74,999 1,068 104 8.7 7.0-10.9 33 3.6 2.5- 5.3 8 0.7 0.3- 1.5 4 0.2 0.1- 0.7 919 86.7 84.1-88.9
$75,000+ 1,594 125 7.1 5.8- 8.6 26 1.6 1.0- 2.5 16 1.1 0.6- 2.0 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7 1,425 90.0 88.3-91.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,506 495 13.3 12.0-14.7 210 6.1 5.2- 7.1 126 3.3 2.7- 4.1 79 2.0 1.5- 2.5 2,596 75.4 73.6-77.1
No 4,637 317 6.4 5.6- 7.2 69 1.6 1.2- 2.1 26 0.6 0.4- 0.9 4 0.1 0.0- 0.3 4,221 91.4 90.4-92.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,600 166 10.4 8.8-12.4 69 4.2 3.2- 5.6 30 1.9 1.3- 2.9 21 0.9 0.6- 1.5 1,314 82.5 80.1-84.6
Non-Veteran 6,689 662 8.8 8.1- 9.6 213 3.2 2.7- 3.8 124 1.6 1.3- 2.1 62 0.8 0.6- 1.1 5,628 85.5 84.5-86.5

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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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