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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 8,819 887 9.6 8.8-10.5 606 7.3 6.4- 8.2 7,326 83.1 81.9-84.2
GENDER
Male 3,232 297 8.9 7.7-10.2 213 7.5 6.1- 9.1 2,722 83.7 81.7-85.5
Female 5,587 590 10.3 9.2-11.4 393 7.1 6.2- 8.1 4,604 82.6 81.2-83.9
RACE
White 7,137 743 9.9 9.0-10.9 493 7.2 6.3- 8.1 5,901 82.9 81.7-84.1
African American 1,296 117 8.7 6.9-11.0 90 8.5 5.9-12.0 1,089 82.8 79.1-86.0
Asian 53 3 7.3 2.0-23.2 0 0.0 . - . 50 92.7 76.8-98.0
Native American 176 15 10.4 5.1-20.2 12 7.2 3.6-13.9 149 82.4 72.3-89.3
Other Minorities 119 7 8.5 3.5-19.3 8 5.0 2.2-10.8 104 86.5 76.2-92.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 154 11 10.3 4.9-20.5 8 7.2 2.8-17.3 135 82.5 71.2-90.0
-English Speaking 117 9 8.8 3.7-19.5 4 6.4 1.6-22.4 104 84.8 70.9-92.8
-Spanish Speaking 37 2 13.9 3.5-41.4 4 9.2 3.2-23.7 31 76.9 53.8-90.5
Non-Hispanic 8,647 872 9.6 8.8-10.4 597 7.3 6.5- 8.2 7,178 83.1 82.0-84.2
AGE
45-54 2,250 241 9.9 8.4-11.6 181 8.3 6.6-10.3 1,828 81.8 79.4-84.0
55-64 2,653 258 9.6 8.2-11.2 199 7.6 6.2- 9.1 2,196 82.8 80.8-84.7
65-74 2,234 193 8.0 6.7- 9.6 115 4.7 3.7- 6.1 1,926 87.2 85.3-88.9
75+ 1,682 195 11.0 9.2-13.0 111 7.4 5.7- 9.5 1,376 81.6 79.0-84.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,222 133 10.7 8.5-13.5 136 13.0 9.7-17.2 953 76.3 72.0-80.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,620 228 8.6 7.2-10.3 197 7.8 6.4- 9.4 2,195 83.6 81.4-85.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,195 270 11.8 10.2-13.7 141 6.8 5.3- 8.5 1,784 81.4 79.0-83.5
College Graduate 2,773 256 8.4 7.3- 9.8 132 4.8 3.8- 6.0 2,385 86.8 85.1-88.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,023 133 13.4 10.7-16.6 157 17.2 14.0-20.9 733 69.5 65.2-73.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,478 147 9.1 7.2-11.3 136 11.1 8.1-14.9 1,195 79.9 76.0-83.3
$25,000- 34,999 965 106 9.2 7.3-11.6 72 7.4 5.4-10.1 787 83.4 80.1-86.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,108 124 11.1 8.9-13.8 53 5.7 4.0- 8.1 931 83.2 79.9-86.0
$50,000-74,999 1,113 92 8.0 6.2-10.3 48 5.0 3.4- 7.2 973 87.0 84.1-89.4
$75,000+ 1,684 145 8.2 6.7-10.0 54 2.8 2.0- 3.9 1,485 89.0 87.0-90.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,805 477 11.6 10.3-13.1 494 14.1 12.5-15.8 2,834 74.3 72.2-76.2
No 4,773 391 8.3 7.3- 9.4 104 2.1 1.6- 2.7 4,278 89.6 88.4-90.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,409 137 9.4 7.6-11.6 100 7.3 5.6- 9.6 1,172 83.2 80.4-85.7
Non-Veteran 7,408 750 9.7 8.8-10.6 506 7.3 6.3- 8.3 6,152 83.1 81.8-84.3

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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.

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