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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,653 569 34.2 31.3-37.1 1,084 65.8 62.9-68.7
No 175 68 37.4 27.9-47.9 107 62.6 52.1-72.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 29 12 50.6 28.8-72.3 17 49.4 27.7-71.2
Recommended Range 503 170 32.6 27.7-37.8 333 67.4 62.2-72.3
Overweight 614 194 31.4 26.7-36.4 420 68.6 63.6-73.3
Obese 615 232 37.1 32.2-42.2 383 62.9 57.8-67.8
Current Smoker
No 1,463 477 32.2 29.2-35.4 986 67.8 64.6-70.8
Yes 357 157 42.9 36.5-49.5 200 57.1 50.5-63.5
History of CVD**
Yes 480 189 36.5 31.3-42.2 291 63.5 57.8-68.7
No 1,315 435 33.9 30.6-37.3 880 66.1 62.7-69.4
Binge Drinker
No 1,702 598 35.1 32.2-38.1 1,104 64.9 61.9-67.8
Yes 112 33 26.4 18.0-36.9 79 73.6 63.1-82.0
Heavy Drinker
No 1,744 616 34.6 31.8-37.6 1,128 65.4 62.4-68.2
Yes 65 16 35.0 21.6-51.4 49 65.0 48.6-78.4
Current Asthma
Yes 261 118 46.4 38.4-54.5 143 53.6 45.5-61.6
No 1,552 516 32.7 29.8-35.8 1,036 67.3 64.2-70.2
Diabetes
Yes 394 156 40.1 33.7-46.8 238 59.9 53.2-66.3
No 1,433 481 33.1 30.0-36.3 952 66.9 63.7-70.0
Disability
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

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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