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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls (Age 45+)-AFRICAN AMERICANS

How many of these falls caused an injury?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1 or more falls caused an injury No injuries
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,829 637 34.6 31.8-37.4 1,192 65.4 62.6-68.2
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 243 98 32.6 25.6-40.5 145 67.4 59.5-74.4
GENDER
Males 64 18 21.0 12.2-33.8 46 79.0 66.2-87.8
Females 179 80 41.5 32.5-51.1 99 58.5 48.9-67.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 2 0 0.0 . - . 2 100 . - .
Non-Hispanic 236 97 33.4 26.1-41.5 139 66.6 58.5-73.9
AGE
45-54 89 34 29.4 19.0-42.5 55 70.6 57.5-81.0
55-64 63 24 30.6 18.0-46.8 39 69.4 53.2-82.0
65-74 55 26 44.0 28.9-60.3 29 56.0 39.7-71.1
75+ 36 14 32.1 17.6-51.2 22 67.9 48.8-82.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 70 30 38.2 25.9-52.2 40 61.8 47.8-74.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 83 31 31.8 20.3-46.0 52 68.2 54.0-79.7
Some Post-H.S. 55 29 42.2 26.6-59.6 26 57.8 40.4-73.4
College Graduate 33 8 16.6 6.8-35.4 25 83.4 64.6-93.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 80 33 38.6 25.0-54.3 47 61.4 45.7-75.0
$15,000- 24,999 60 28 38.5 24.2-55.0 32 61.5 45.0-75.8
$25,000- 34,999 27 12 36.5 18.9-58.7 15 63.5 41.3-81.1
$35,000- 49,999 20 8 29.7 12.2-56.4 12 70.3 43.6-87.8
$50,000-74,999 8 3 13.6 2.7-47.0 5 86.4 53.0-97.3
$75,000+ 10 2 18.8 4.4-54.0 8 81.2 46.0-95.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 180 83 38.9 29.6-49.0 97 61.1 51.0-70.4
No 57 15 18.0 9.8-30.6 42 82.0 69.4-90.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 27 9 22.1 9.7-42.8 18 77.9 57.2-90.3
Non-Veteran 216 89 35.3 27.6-43.9 127 64.7 56.1-72.4

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*This question was asked of those who reported having one or more falls in the past 3 months.

^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.

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