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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Falls

How many of these falls caused an injury?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1 injury 2 or more injuries No injuries
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,663 463 27.3 24.7-30.1 113 6.6 5.3- 8.2 1,087 66.1 63.2-68.9
-Western NC 223 57 25.6 19.3-33.0 13 5.4 2.8-10.0 153 69.1 61.4-75.8
GENDER
Male 81 18 21.5 12.7-34.0 3 2.9 0.7-11.7 60 75.6 63.0-85.0
Female 142 39 29.0 21.0-38.5 10 7.5 3.7-14.4 93 63.5 53.9-72.2
RACE
White 211 53 24.9 18.6-32.4 11 4.1 2.0- 8.0 147 71.0 63.4-77.6
African American 6 3 35.4 9.1-75.0 0 0.0 . - . 3 64.6 25.0-90.9
Other Minorities 6 1 34.5 5.4-83.1 2 40.5 9.0-82.4 3 25.0 4.4-70.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 3 0 0.0 . - . 1 25.7 2.8-80.5 2 74.3 19.5-97.2
Non-Hispanic 220 57 25.9 19.6-33.4 12 5.1 2.6- 9.7 151 69.0 61.3-75.8
AGE
45-54 51 11 23.9 12.6-40.5 3 5.6 1.7-17.2 37 70.5 54.0-82.9
55-64 76 15 20.1 11.4-33.2 7 9.7 4.2-20.9 54 70.1 56.6-80.9
65-74 44 14 38.1 22.7-56.2 3 2.5 0.8- 8.2 27 59.4 41.6-75.0
75+ 52 17 26.4 15.4-41.6 0 0.0 . - . 35 73.6 58.4-84.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 41 9 23.1 10.9-42.6 4 7.7 2.5-21.6 28 69.2 50.0-83.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 60 15 25.4 14.7-40.2 4 6.6 2.1-19.4 41 68.0 53.0-80.0
Some Post-H.S. 57 16 28.2 16.7-43.5 2 3.6 0.8-14.6 39 68.2 52.8-80.4
College Graduate 64 16 22.3 12.5-36.6 3 4.4 1.2-14.8 45 73.3 58.8-84.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 50 7 9.8 4.3-20.7 8 14.0 6.0-29.4 35 76.2 60.9-86.8
$15,000- 24,999 41 12 22.4 11.5-39.1 1 1.9 0.3-12.7 28 75.7 58.8-87.1
$25,000- 34,999 31 8 27.7 12.3-51.1 2 10.1 2.5-33.0 21 62.2 40.0-80.3
$35,000- 49,999 26 6 29.1 12.8-53.2 1 2.7 0.4-17.1 19 68.3 44.7-85.1
$50,000-74,999 24 10 43.6 24.1-65.3 0 0.0 . - . 14 56.4 34.7-75.9
$75,000+ 23 5 16.8 6.8-35.9 1 6.3 0.9-33.6 17 76.9 55.3-89.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 161 40 24.8 17.5-33.8 12 6.9 3.5-13.0 109 68.4 59.1-76.3
No 62 17 27.2 16.6-41.4 1 2.1 0.3-13.7 44 70.6 56.4-81.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 53 13 22.9 12.2-38.8 3 6.5 1.9-19.8 37 70.7 54.6-82.9
Non-Veteran 170 44 26.7 19.5-35.3 10 4.9 2.4-10.0 116 68.4 59.6-76.0

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Asked only of those who had at least one fall in past 3 months.

^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.

** 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.

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

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