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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls*--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 10,214 984 9.2 8.5-10.0 671 6.1 5.5- 6.7 8,559 84.7 83.8-85.6
No 926 93 11.5 8.7-14.9 83 8.1 5.9-10.9 750 80.5 76.5-83.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 158 16 8.7 4.7-15.4 13 10.6 5.5-19.6 129 80.7 71.3-87.6
Recommended Range 3,427 319 9.3 8.1-10.5 185 4.8 4.0- 5.8 2,923 85.9 84.4-87.3
Overweight 4,067 360 8.9 7.7-10.2 255 5.9 5.1- 6.9 3,452 85.2 83.6-86.6
Obese 3,067 334 10.2 8.8-11.7 281 8.3 7.1- 9.6 2,452 81.6 79.7-83.3
Current Smoker
No 9,260 899 9.5 8.7-10.4 566 5.5 4.9- 6.1 7,795 85.0 84.0-85.9
Yes 1,850 170 8.8 7.3-10.6 188 10.0 8.4-11.9 1,492 81.2 78.8-83.3
History of CVD**
Yes 1,818 226 12.1 10.2-14.2 256 14.1 12.2-16.2 1,336 73.8 71.1-76.3
No 9,196 829 8.8 8.1- 9.6 487 4.9 4.4- 5.5 7,880 86.3 85.3-87.2
Binge Drinker
No 10,402 1,000 9.3 8.6-10.1 705 6.3 5.7- 6.9 8,697 84.4 83.5-85.3
Yes 648 69 11.7 8.7-15.6 43 6.1 4.3- 8.6 536 82.2 77.9-85.7
Heavy Drinker
No 10,578 1,019 9.4 8.7-10.2 728 6.4 5.8- 7.0 8,831 84.2 83.2-85.1
Yes 388 44 10.3 7.4-14.3 21 4.7 2.8- 7.8 323 85.0 80.4-88.7
Current Asthma
Yes 953 127 12.9 10.2-16.2 134 13.3 10.8-16.1 692 73.8 70.0-77.4
No 10,146 942 9.1 8.3- 9.9 613 5.6 5.1- 6.2 8,591 85.3 84.4-86.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,785 195 10.5 8.7-12.6 199 11.0 9.3-13.1 1,391 78.4 75.8-80.9
No 9,366 881 9.2 8.5-10.0 555 5.4 4.9- 6.0 7,930 85.4 84.4-86.3
Disability
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

Back to Falls*.

*These questions were asked only of those age 45 and older.

**History of Cardiovascular Disease: includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

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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