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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-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
GENDER
Male 849 68 9.2 6.9-12.2 84 8.7 6.9-11.0 697 82.1 78.7-85.0
Female 1,353 167 13.0 10.9-15.5 98 6.8 5.4- 8.5 1,088 80.2 77.4-82.7
RACE
White 2,078 225 11.4 9.7-13.4 166 7.6 6.4- 9.0 1,687 81.0 78.8-83.0
African American 61 4 8.2 3.0-20.4 7 7.0 3.0-15.6 50 84.8 72.6-92.2
Other Minorities 57 6 12.2 5.3-25.9 8 11.1 4.4-25.3 43 76.6 60.8-87.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 1 5.7 0.8-31.8 2 5.8 1.3-21.9 14 88.6 66.7-96.8
Non-Hispanic 2,177 234 11.4 9.7-13.3 179 7.7 6.5- 9.1 1,764 80.9 78.8-82.9
AGE
45-54 518 68 15.1 11.4-19.7 50 8.2 6.0-11.2 400 76.7 71.8-80.9
55-64 688 66 9.0 7.0-11.6 62 8.5 6.4-11.2 560 82.5 79.1-85.4
65-74 555 49 7.9 5.7-10.8 35 6.0 4.1- 8.6 471 86.1 82.5-89.1
75+ 441 52 12.7 9.1-17.4 35 7.6 5.2-10.9 354 79.7 74.6-84.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 359 30 9.4 6.0-14.5 51 15.0 11.1-19.9 278 75.6 69.6-80.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 690 68 11.0 8.1-14.8 57 7.0 5.2- 9.4 565 82.0 77.9-85.4
Some Post-H.S. 552 63 11.9 8.7-16.0 41 7.1 4.9-10.0 448 81.1 76.6-84.9
College Graduate 598 74 12.1 9.4-15.5 32 5.1 3.4- 7.5 492 82.8 79.0-86.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 299 28 8.8 5.2-14.3 41 14.1 9.9-19.7 230 77.1 70.5-82.7
$15,000- 24,999 405 45 10.4 7.5-14.1 36 9.8 6.8-14.0 324 79.8 74.9-84.0
$25,000- 34,999 252 27 11.5 7.6-17.0 27 11.8 7.8-17.6 198 76.7 69.9-82.3
$35,000- 49,999 323 38 13.9 8.9-21.0 22 5.9 3.7- 9.4 263 80.2 73.2-85.7
$50,000-74,999 284 26 10.4 6.9-15.2 18 6.2 3.7-10.2 240 83.4 77.9-87.8
$75,000+ 309 31 10.6 7.2-15.4 7 1.3 0.5- 3.0 271 88.1 83.3-91.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 999 136 13.8 11.4-16.7 142 13.9 11.6-16.6 721 72.3 68.8-75.5
No 1,154 96 9.4 7.3-12.1 39 3.0 2.1- 4.3 1,019 87.5 84.7-89.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 383 25 7.8 4.9-12.4 36 9.0 6.2-12.9 322 83.2 78.0-87.4
Non-Veteran 1,818 210 12.1 10.3-14.2 146 7.4 6.1- 8.9 1,462 80.5 78.1-82.7

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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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