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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls (Age 45+)

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%)
TOTAL 1,829 637 34.6 31.8-37.4 1,192 65.4 62.6-68.2
GENDER
Male 649 200 27.9 23.9-32.3 449 72.1 67.7-76.1
Female 1,180 437 39.6 35.9-43.4 743 60.4 56.6-64.1
RACE
White 1,507 512 35.0 31.9-38.2 995 65.0 61.8-68.1
African American 243 98 32.6 25.6-40.5 145 67.4 59.5-74.4
Asian 8 1 8.7 1.0-46.6 7 91.3 53.4-99.0
Native American 39 16 47.0 27.9-67.1 23 53.0 32.9-72.1
Other Minorities 26 9 33.4 16.0-57.0 17 66.6 43.0-84.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 22 5 25.5 9.8-51.9 17 74.5 48.1-90.2
-English Speaking 15 3 24.7 7.5-57.0 12 75.3 43.0-92.5
-Spanish Speaking 7 2 28.4 5.9-71.5 5 71.6 28.5-94.1
Non-Hispanic 1,796 628 34.7 31.8-37.6 1,168 65.3 62.4-68.2
AGE
45-54 540 218 36.1 31.2-41.3 322 63.9 58.7-68.8
55-64 530 173 33.8 28.7-39.2 357 66.2 60.8-71.3
65-74 383 125 35.3 29.6-41.5 258 64.7 58.5-70.4
75+ 376 121 31.4 25.7-37.8 255 68.6 62.2-74.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 353 128 38.8 32.3-45.8 225 61.2 54.2-67.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 553 195 33.7 28.9-39.0 358 66.3 61.0-71.1
Some Post-H.S. 471 183 37.9 32.5-43.6 288 62.1 56.4-67.5
College Graduate 448 130 29.3 24.0-35.1 318 70.7 64.9-76.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 347 137 40.9 34.1-48.0 210 59.1 52.0-65.9
$15,000- 24,999 359 144 38.2 32.1-44.8 215 61.8 55.2-67.9
$25,000- 34,999 207 72 35.3 27.7-43.7 135 64.7 56.3-72.3
$35,000- 49,999 227 70 29.8 22.6-38.2 157 70.2 61.8-77.4
$50,000-74,999 175 61 33.3 25.3-42.3 114 66.7 57.7-74.7
$75,000+ 239 61 30.6 23.6-38.5 178 69.4 61.5-76.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,235 498 40.3 36.7-43.9 737 59.7 56.1-63.3
No 577 138 24.6 20.3-29.5 439 75.4 70.5-79.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 304 96 29.5 23.6-36.3 208 70.5 63.7-76.4
Non-Veteran 1,525 541 35.7 32.7-39.0 984 64.3 61.0-67.3

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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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