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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Falls (Age 45+)

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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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 276 32 11.2 7.6-16.3 18 6.7 4.1-10.9 226 82.1 76.2-86.7
Buncombe 265 28 10.9 7.0-16.6 18 6.2 3.7-10.0 219 82.9 76.9-87.7
Cabarrus 250 24 8.9 5.7-13.4 16 6.2 3.5-10.6 210 85.0 79.3-89.3
Catawba 317 33 10.5 7.2-15.1 17 6.5 3.6-11.3 267 83.0 77.4-87.5
Cumberland 310 30 9.3 6.1-13.9 27 9.2 6.1-13.8 253 81.5 75.8-86.0
Davidson 287 25 8.6 5.5-13.0 19 7.6 4.7-11.9 243 83.9 78.4-88.2
Durham 256 22 8.0 4.8-13.0 20 7.9 4.8-12.8 214 84.1 78.0-88.7
Forsyth 290 25 9.2 5.7-14.3 12 3.3 1.7- 6.2 253 87.5 82.2-91.5
Gaston 293 23 8.2 5.3-12.7 25 8.7 5.7-13.2 245 83.0 77.5-87.4
Guilford 304 17 5.0 2.9- 8.5 10 2.0 1.0- 3.9 277 93.0 89.4-95.5
Iredell 293 25 7.4 4.7-11.6 16 5.2 3.0- 8.8 252 87.4 82.5-91.0
Johnston 305 25 10.0 6.3-15.6 26 7.8 5.0-12.0 254 82.2 76.0-87.0
Mecklenburg 453 54 10.7 8.0-14.3 21 4.8 3.0- 7.6 378 84.5 80.3-87.9
New Hanover 282 34 11.5 8.0-16.1 11 3.6 1.9- 6.9 237 84.9 79.8-88.9
Onslow 249 23 10.5 6.7-16.1 16 6.2 3.4-11.0 210 83.3 76.9-88.2
Orange 280 23 6.3 4.1- 9.8 14 4.7 2.7- 8.3 243 88.9 84.5-92.2
Pitt 272 30 8.0 5.4-11.7 13 5.2 2.8- 9.6 229 86.8 81.7-90.6
Randolph 277 28 10.6 7.0-15.9 23 8.0 5.2-12.2 226 81.4 75.5-86.1
Robeson 262 30 8.8 5.9-13.1 33 12.3 8.1-18.3 199 78.9 72.4-84.1
Rowan 336 22 6.0 3.7- 9.5 33 10.9 7.5-15.6 281 83.1 77.9-87.3
Union 262 21 7.2 4.5-11.4 16 5.8 3.4- 9.9 225 86.9 81.7-90.8
Wake 355 37 10.5 7.4-14.7 12 3.6 1.8- 7.1 306 85.9 81.1-89.7
Wayne 316 30 8.6 5.7-12.8 14 4.9 2.8- 8.6 272 86.5 81.6-90.2
NC REGIONS
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
Piedmont 5,263 489 9.3 8.2-10.4 320 5.4 4.7- 6.2 4,454 85.4 84.0-86.6
Western NC 2,202 235 11.3 9.7-13.2 182 7.7 6.5- 9.0 1,785 81.0 78.9-83.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,447 158 10.8 9.0-13.0 106 6.8 5.5- 8.5 1,183 82.3 79.8-84.6
Northwest 2,392 220 10.0 8.4-11.8 179 6.7 5.7- 7.9 1,993 83.3 81.2-85.2
Charlotte 1,430 142 9.8 7.9-12.1 89 6.0 4.7- 7.7 1,199 84.2 81.6-86.5
Greensboro 1,302 116 7.7 6.1- 9.7 82 5.1 4.0- 6.6 1,104 87.2 84.8-89.2
Southern Regional 1,013 103 9.7 7.6-12.3 88 8.3 6.4-10.8 822 81.9 78.8-84.8
Coastal 578 62 9.1 7.0-11.9 36 6.7 4.6- 9.9 480 84.1 80.4-87.3
Wake 1,093 100 9.9 7.7-12.5 66 4.8 3.4- 6.7 927 85.3 82.3-87.9
Area L 355 27 7.1 4.5-11.0 20 5.9 3.5- 9.6 308 87.1 82.3-90.7
Eastern 1,544 149 8.8 7.3-10.7 89 7.0 5.4- 9.0 1,306 84.2 81.7-86.4

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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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