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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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%)
North Carolina 1,829 637 34.6 31.8-37.4 1,192 65.4 62.6-68.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 50 22 41.9 27.6-57.8 28 58.1 42.2-72.4
Buncombe 46 15 30.1 17.5-46.6 31 69.9 53.4-82.5
Cabarrus 40 12 26.4 14.6-42.9 28 73.6 57.1-85.4
Catawba 50 16 34.6 20.8-51.6 34 65.4 48.4-79.2
Cumberland 57 25 49.4 34.7-64.2 32 50.6 35.8-65.3
Davidson 44 11 27.5 15.4-44.3 33 72.5 55.7-84.6
Durham 42 11 23.4 12.3-40.1 31 76.6 59.9-87.7
Forsyth 37 14 33.3 18.5-52.2 23 66.7 47.8-81.5
Gaston 48 17 33.7 20.9-49.3 31 66.3 50.7-79.1
Guilford 27 11 37.7 20.2-59.2 16 62.3 40.8-79.8
Iredell 40 12 27.8 15.5-44.8 28 72.2 55.2-84.5
Johnston 51 22 46.6 30.7-63.2 29 53.4 36.8-69.3
Mecklenburg 75 34 38.6 27.5-51.2 41 61.4 48.8-72.5
New Hanover 45 14 28.1 16.3-43.9 31 71.9 56.1-83.7
Onslow 39 11 25.7 13.2-44.0 28 74.3 56.0-86.8
Orange 37 5 20.6 8.8-41.1 32 79.4 58.9-91.2
Pitt 43 17 47.3 30.6-64.5 26 52.7 35.5-69.4
Randolph 51 15 33.4 20.1-49.9 36 66.6 50.1-79.9
Robeson 62 19 29.9 18.3-44.7 43 70.1 55.3-81.7
Rowan 55 24 49.7 35.1-64.4 31 50.3 35.6-64.9
Union 37 12 30.5 17.1-48.1 25 69.5 51.9-82.9
Wake 49 11 24.3 13.2-40.3 38 75.7 59.7-86.8
Wayne 44 16 42.3 26.5-59.9 28 57.7 40.1-73.5
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 604 231 39.2 34.5-44.2 373 60.8 55.8-65.5
Piedmont 808 275 32.8 28.8-37.2 533 67.2 62.8-71.2
Western NC 417 131 32.1 26.6-38.0 286 67.9 62.0-73.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 264 78 30.5 24.2-37.6 186 69.5 62.4-75.8
Northwest 398 138 35.2 29.3-41.6 260 64.8 58.4-70.7
Charlotte 231 90 38.8 31.1-47.2 141 61.2 52.8-68.9
Greensboro 198 64 33.4 25.8-41.9 134 66.6 58.1-74.2
Southern Regional 189 70 38.6 30.2-47.7 119 61.4 52.3-69.8
Coastal 98 45 44.6 33.6-56.2 53 55.4 43.8-66.4
Wake 166 52 26.2 18.7-35.5 114 73.8 64.5-81.3
Area L 47 16 32.5 19.0-49.7 31 67.5 50.3-81.0
Eastern 238 84 35.7 28.4-43.7 154 64.3 56.3-71.6

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

*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.

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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