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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Falls (Age 45+)

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
-Piedmont NC 5,263 489 9.3 8.2-10.4 320 5.4 4.7- 6.2 4,454 85.4 84.0-86.6
GENDER
Male 1,986 154 7.9 6.5- 9.7 125 5.3 4.2- 6.6 1,707 86.8 84.7-88.6
Female 3,277 335 10.4 9.1-11.9 195 5.5 4.6- 6.5 2,747 84.1 82.4-85.7
RACE
White 4,427 424 10.0 8.8-11.2 273 5.5 4.8- 6.4 3,730 84.5 83.1-85.8
African American 676 52 7.4 4.9-11.0 39 5.5 3.6- 8.4 585 87.1 83.0-90.3
Other Minorities 150 10 4.4 2.1- 8.8 8 2.6 1.2- 5.6 132 93.0 88.2-96.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 103 4 2.9 1.0- 8.0 3 1.6 0.5- 5.3 96 95.5 90.2-98.0
Non-Hispanic 5,150 480 9.3 8.3-10.5 316 5.5 4.8- 6.3 4,354 85.2 83.8-86.4
AGE
45-54 1,520 140 9.1 7.3-11.3 95 4.7 3.7- 6.0 1,285 86.2 83.8-88.3
55-64 1,583 143 8.7 7.1-10.6 100 5.8 4.4- 7.5 1,340 85.6 83.2-87.7
65-74 1,221 102 8.5 6.8-10.8 57 5.4 4.0- 7.3 1,062 86.1 83.4-88.4
75+ 939 104 11.7 9.2-14.8 68 6.5 4.8- 8.7 767 81.8 78.4-84.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 710 58 8.1 5.7-11.3 78 10.6 8.0-13.8 574 81.3 77.2-84.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,558 131 8.2 6.5-10.3 103 6.0 4.7- 7.7 1,324 85.8 83.3-87.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,353 141 10.6 8.6-13.0 74 4.3 3.3- 5.6 1,138 85.1 82.5-87.4
College Graduate 1,632 158 9.6 7.9-11.7 65 3.8 2.7- 5.3 1,409 86.6 84.2-88.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 551 60 8.9 6.5-12.0 78 15.3 11.3-20.5 413 75.8 70.4-80.5
$15,000- 24,999 849 83 9.5 7.1-12.6 78 8.5 6.5-11.2 688 82.0 78.3-85.2
$25,000- 34,999 529 43 7.4 5.3-10.4 38 7.3 4.9-10.6 448 85.3 81.2-88.6
$35,000- 49,999 696 61 9.3 6.7-12.7 28 4.3 2.8- 6.8 607 86.4 82.6-89.5
$50,000-74,999 702 67 10.2 7.5-13.8 18 1.7 1.0- 2.9 617 88.0 84.5-90.9
$75,000+ 1,167 93 7.9 6.2-10.1 34 2.6 1.7- 3.8 1,040 89.5 87.1-91.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,125 257 12.3 10.5-14.4 263 11.4 9.8-13.3 1,605 76.2 73.7-78.6
No 3,042 228 7.5 6.3- 8.9 54 1.7 1.2- 2.4 2,760 90.8 89.3-92.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 880 72 8.8 6.5-11.7 64 5.8 4.0- 8.3 744 85.4 81.9-88.3
Non-Veteran 4,380 417 9.4 8.3-10.6 256 5.3 4.6- 6.2 3,707 85.3 83.9-86.7

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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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