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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls (Age 45+)-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 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 5,605 623 11.6 10.5-12.7 330 5.6 4.9- 6.4 4,652 82.8 81.5-84.1
African American 1,100 99 7.4 5.6- 9.8 80 6.8 5.2- 8.8 921 85.8 82.9-88.2
Other Minorities 244 23 9.6 5.4-16.5 22 4.4 2.7- 7.1 199 86.0 79.2-90.8
AGE
45-54 1,865 217 12.0 10.2-14.1 128 5.3 4.3- 6.5 1,520 82.7 80.4-84.7
55-64 2,001 199 9.7 8.1-11.5 128 6.1 4.9- 7.5 1,674 84.2 82.1-86.2
65-74 1,727 167 8.8 7.4-10.5 90 5.5 4.3- 7.0 1,470 85.7 83.6-87.6
75+ 1,376 167 12.0 9.9-14.4 86 6.5 4.9- 8.5 1,123 81.5 78.6-84.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,078 104 9.9 7.6-12.8 111 10.2 8.1-12.9 863 79.9 76.4-83.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,209 214 9.3 7.9-10.9 138 5.7 4.7- 7.0 1,857 85.0 83.0-86.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,901 221 11.9 10.1-13.9 105 5.5 4.4- 6.9 1,575 82.6 80.3-84.7
College Graduate 1,764 210 11.8 9.9-14.1 76 3.7 2.8- 4.8 1,478 84.5 82.1-86.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 975 122 11.1 8.9-13.6 117 13.2 10.5-16.4 736 75.7 72.0-79.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,208 140 11.0 8.8-13.6 87 7.8 6.1- 9.9 981 81.2 78.2-84.0
$25,000- 34,999 731 79 10.4 8.0-13.6 43 6.6 4.4- 9.7 609 83.0 79.1-86.3
$35,000- 49,999 886 85 9.8 7.3-13.0 44 5.0 3.5- 7.1 757 85.2 81.7-88.1
$50,000-74,999 828 88 11.4 9.0-14.4 26 2.7 1.7- 4.1 714 85.9 82.8-88.6
$75,000+ 1,085 100 9.6 7.6-12.2 30 2.2 1.4- 3.3 955 88.2 85.5-90.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,073 426 14.0 12.4-15.7 347 11.2 9.9-12.7 2,300 74.8 72.8-76.8
No 3,768 320 8.6 7.5- 9.9 82 1.9 1.4- 2.4 3,366 89.5 88.1-90.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 122 13 10.7 5.1-21.4 9 6.2 3.0-12.5 100 83.0 72.5-90.1
Non-Veteran 6,847 737 10.8 9.8-11.8 423 5.8 5.1- 6.5 5,687 83.5 82.3-84.6

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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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