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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls (Age 45+)

How many of these falls caused an injury?*
By an injury, we mean the fall caused you to limit your regular activities for at least a day or to go see a doctor.

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  Total
Respond.^
1 or more falls caused an injury No injuries
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,483 466 30.3 27.1-33.6 1,017 69.7 66.4-72.9
GENDER
Male 506 130 24.0 19.4-29.2 376 76.0 70.8-80.6
Female 977 336 35.4 31.3-39.6 641 64.6 60.4-68.7
RACE
White 1,229 382 30.8 27.3-34.5 847 69.2 65.5-72.7
African American 204 63 25.1 17.8-34.0 141 74.9 66.0-82.2
Asian 3 1 31.6 3.4-85.8 2 68.4 14.2-96.6
Native American 27 14 61.3 37.0-81.1 13 38.7 18.9-63.0
Other Minorities 15 6 38.5 14.3-70.2 9 61.5 29.8-85.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 19 7 40.0 16.4-69.4 12 60.0 30.6-83.6
-English Speaking 13 4 25.7 6.5-63.3 9 74.3 36.7-93.5
-Spanish Speaking 6 3 62.4 20.7-91.3 3 37.6 8.7-79.3
Non-Hispanic 1,459 456 29.8 26.7-33.2 1,003 70.2 66.8-73.3
AGE
45-54 417 151 33.3 27.4-39.8 266 66.7 60.2-72.6
55-64 457 132 27.5 22.5-33.2 325 72.5 66.8-77.5
65-74 304 95 34.4 27.5-42.0 209 65.6 58.0-72.5
75+ 305 88 24.4 18.7-31.2 217 75.6 68.8-81.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 269 86 33.6 25.2-43.2 183 66.4 56.8-74.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 419 141 31.2 25.3-37.7 278 68.8 62.3-74.7
Some Post-H.S. 409 136 30.3 24.8-36.4 273 69.7 63.6-75.2
College Graduate 386 103 26.7 21.3-32.9 283 73.3 67.1-78.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 287 128 48.1 40.0-56.2 159 51.9 43.8-60.0
$15,000- 24,999 282 95 30.7 22.7-39.9 187 69.3 60.1-77.3
$25,000- 34,999 175 61 36.1 27.0-46.3 114 63.9 53.7-73.0
$35,000- 49,999 176 39 20.3 13.8-29.0 137 79.7 71.0-86.2
$50,000-74,999 140 31 20.8 13.7-30.2 109 79.2 69.8-86.3
$75,000+ 199 49 22.2 16.1-29.7 150 77.8 70.3-83.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 962 357 36.3 32.1-40.7 605 63.7 59.3-67.9
No 494 99 20.4 16.1-25.5 395 79.6 74.5-83.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 234 64 25.6 19.1-33.4 170 74.4 66.6-80.9
Non-Veteran 1,249 402 31.2 27.7-35.0 847 68.8 65.0-72.3

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*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.

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