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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Falls (Age 45+)

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

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  Total
Respond.^
1 fall 2 or more falls No falls
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,154 1,077 9.4 8.7-10.2 755 6.3 5.7- 6.9 9,322 84.3 83.4-85.2
-Eastern NC 3,689 353 8.8 7.8-10.0 253 7.4 6.3- 8.5 3,083 83.8 82.3-85.2
GENDER
Male 1,350 105 7.1 5.7- 8.8 114 9.2 7.4-11.4 1,131 83.7 81.2-86.0
Female 2,339 248 10.3 8.9-11.9 139 5.8 4.7- 7.1 1,952 83.9 82.0-85.7
RACE
White 2,595 260 9.6 8.3-11.0 161 6.8 5.6- 8.2 2,174 83.6 81.8-85.3
African American 844 72 6.9 5.2- 9.0 69 8.7 6.6-11.4 703 84.4 81.3-87.1
Other Minorities 234 19 8.2 4.3-15.0 23 8.7 5.0-14.7 192 83.1 75.4-88.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 72 7 9.0 3.8-19.9 5 7.7 2.6-20.6 60 83.3 70.0-91.5
Non-Hispanic 3,600 344 8.8 7.8-10.0 246 7.3 6.3- 8.5 3,010 83.8 82.3-85.3
AGE
45-54 1,012 102 9.9 7.9-12.3 86 9.0 7.0-11.5 824 81.1 78.0-83.9
55-64 1,082 91 7.7 6.1- 9.8 68 6.1 4.5- 8.1 923 86.2 83.5-88.5
65-74 932 85 7.9 6.2- 9.9 55 6.5 4.8- 8.7 792 85.7 82.9-88.1
75+ 663 75 9.5 7.4-12.1 44 6.9 4.9- 9.6 544 83.6 80.2-86.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 647 63 9.2 6.8-12.4 75 12.0 9.1-15.6 509 78.8 74.5-82.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,197 121 9.8 7.9-12.1 74 7.1 5.4- 9.3 1,002 83.1 80.2-85.6
Some Post-H.S. 950 90 8.7 6.9-11.0 62 7.3 5.4- 9.8 798 84.0 80.9-86.6
College Graduate 884 79 7.4 5.8- 9.6 40 4.3 2.9- 6.3 765 88.3 85.6-90.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 508 76 13.1 10.0-16.9 64 14.5 10.7-19.4 368 72.4 67.1-77.2
$15,000- 24,999 601 63 9.9 7.3-13.2 54 11.9 8.7-16.2 484 78.2 73.5-82.3
$25,000- 34,999 420 48 12.8 9.1-17.8 25 5.6 3.6- 8.6 347 81.6 76.4-85.9
$35,000- 49,999 523 48 6.7 4.8- 9.1 30 5.5 3.5- 8.5 445 87.8 84.3-90.6
$50,000-74,999 494 31 6.7 4.5-10.1 15 3.2 1.7- 5.8 448 90.1 86.3-92.9
$75,000+ 610 49 7.5 5.5-10.3 25 4.7 3.0- 7.4 536 87.7 84.3-90.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,700 227 12.5 10.7-14.5 213 13.9 11.8-16.2 1,260 73.7 70.9-76.2
No 1,909 123 6.0 4.8- 7.4 37 2.0 1.4- 2.9 1,749 92.0 90.4-93.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 728 54 7.1 5.2- 9.6 53 8.5 6.2-11.6 621 84.4 80.8-87.4
Non-Veteran 2,960 299 9.3 8.2-10.7 200 7.0 5.9- 8.3 2,461 83.6 81.9-85.2

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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