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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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
-Western NC 417 131 32.1 26.6-38.0 286 67.9 62.0-73.4
GENDER
Male 152 48 32.9 24.4-42.6 104 67.1 57.4-75.6
Female 265 83 31.4 24.6-39.1 182 68.6 60.9-75.4
RACE
White 391 118 31.2 25.6-37.3 273 68.8 62.7-74.4
African American 11 5 46.2 18.3-76.7 6 53.8 23.3-81.7
Other Minorities 14 8 53.0 24.7-79.5 6 47.0 20.5-75.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 3 0 0.0 . - . 3 100 . - .
Non-Hispanic 413 131 32.3 26.8-38.3 282 67.7 61.7-73.2
AGE
45-54 118 45 35.3 25.4-46.6 73 64.7 53.4-74.6
55-64 128 36 25.5 17.9-34.9 92 74.5 65.1-82.1
65-74 84 22 37.7 25.5-51.5 62 62.3 48.5-74.5
75+ 87 28 29.3 19.2-42.0 59 70.7 58.0-80.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 81 27 31.3 20.6-44.3 54 68.7 55.7-79.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 125 36 28.3 19.7-38.9 89 71.7 61.1-80.3
Some Post-H.S. 104 37 39.3 27.4-52.7 67 60.7 47.3-72.6
College Graduate 106 30 29.8 20.5-41.1 76 70.2 58.9-79.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 69 26 36.4 23.7-51.3 43 63.6 48.7-76.3
$15,000- 24,999 81 22 31.0 20.1-44.5 59 69.0 55.5-79.9
$25,000- 34,999 54 16 28.6 16.5-44.8 38 71.4 55.2-83.5
$35,000- 49,999 60 15 25.8 12.3-46.3 45 74.2 53.7-87.7
$50,000-74,999 44 12 30.5 17.4-47.7 32 69.5 52.3-82.6
$75,000+ 38 8 27.9 13.6-48.6 30 72.1 51.4-86.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 278 100 36.0 29.5-43.0 178 64.0 57.0-70.5
No 135 30 25.7 16.6-37.5 105 74.3 62.5-83.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 61 22 41.4 27.1-57.3 39 58.6 42.7-72.9
Non-Veteran 356 109 30.2 24.5-36.5 247 69.8 63.5-75.5

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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