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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 4,185 327 7.9 6.8- 9.1 323 6.9 6.0- 7.9 3,535 85.2 83.8-86.6
Female 6,969 750 10.8 9.8-11.8 432 5.8 5.1- 6.5 5,787 83.5 82.3-84.6
RACE
White 9,100 909 10.1 9.3-11.0 600 6.2 5.6- 6.8 7,591 83.7 82.7-84.6
African American 1,581 128 7.2 5.5- 9.4 115 6.8 5.3- 8.7 1,338 86.0 83.4-88.2
Asian 41 7 16.8 6.2-38.2 1 1.4 0.2- 9.6 33 81.8 60.9-92.8
Native American 204 16 6.3 3.6-10.8 24 9.4 5.4-15.9 164 84.3 77.2-89.5
Other Minorities 196 12 4.3 2.1- 8.5 14 3.7 1.9- 7.1 170 92.0 87.2-95.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 192 12 4.9 2.6- 9.1 10 3.6 1.6- 7.8 170 91.5 86.3-94.8
-English Speaking 112 10 10.2 5.1-19.2 5 5.8 2.0-15.7 97 84.0 73.4-90.9
-Spanish Speaking 80 2 1.2 0.3- 5.1 5 2.1 0.8- 5.7 73 96.7 92.4-98.6
Non-Hispanic 10,927 1,058 9.5 8.8-10.3 741 6.3 5.8- 6.9 9,128 84.2 83.2-85.1
AGE
45-54 3,050 310 10.1 8.7-11.6 231 6.3 5.4- 7.4 2,509 83.6 81.8-85.2
55-64 3,353 300 8.5 7.4- 9.7 230 6.2 5.2- 7.4 2,823 85.3 83.7-86.8
65-74 2,708 236 8.2 7.0- 9.6 147 5.8 4.8- 7.0 2,325 86.0 84.3-87.5
75+ 2,043 231 11.2 9.5-13.2 147 6.8 5.5- 8.3 1,665 82.0 79.8-84.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,716 151 8.7 7.1-10.7 204 11.8 9.9-13.9 1,361 79.5 76.9-81.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,445 320 9.1 7.8-10.5 234 6.5 5.6- 7.6 2,891 84.4 82.7-85.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,855 294 10.2 8.8-11.8 177 5.6 4.7- 6.6 2,384 84.2 82.4-85.9
College Graduate 3,114 311 9.5 8.2-10.9 137 4.1 3.2- 5.1 2,666 86.4 84.8-88.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,358 164 10.3 8.5-12.4 183 14.8 12.2-17.9 1,011 74.9 71.5-77.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,855 191 9.7 8.1-11.7 168 9.7 8.1-11.6 1,496 80.6 78.0-82.8
$25,000- 34,999 1,201 118 9.7 7.9-12.0 90 7.4 5.8- 9.5 993 82.9 80.0-85.4
$35,000- 49,999 1,542 147 9.3 7.5-11.5 80 5.0 3.8- 6.5 1,315 85.7 83.3-87.9
$50,000-74,999 1,480 124 9.3 7.5-11.5 51 2.8 2.0- 3.8 1,305 87.9 85.6-89.9
$75,000+ 2,086 173 8.1 6.8- 9.7 66 2.9 2.2- 3.9 1,847 88.9 87.2-90.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,824 620 12.6 11.4-13.9 618 12.6 11.4-13.9 3,586 74.8 73.1-76.4
No 6,105 447 7.4 6.5- 8.3 130 2.0 1.6- 2.4 5,528 90.6 89.6-91.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,991 151 8.1 6.6- 9.9 153 7.1 5.8- 8.8 1,687 84.8 82.5-86.8
Non-Veteran 9,158 926 9.8 9.0-10.6 602 6.1 5.5- 6.7 7,630 84.2 83.2-85.1

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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.

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