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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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%)
North Carolina 1,483 466 30.3 27.1-33.6 1,017 69.7 66.4-72.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 39 10 18.3 8.7-34.7 29 81.7 65.3-91.3
Buncombe 42 16 37.6 23.3-54.5 26 62.4 45.5-76.7
Cabarrus 33 11 28.9 14.7-48.9 22 71.1 51.1-85.3
Catawba 35 15 45.4 28.6-63.3 20 54.6 36.7-71.4
Cumberland 34 10 29.0 14.8-49.1 24 71.0 50.9-85.2
Davidson 49 17 34.4 20.9-51.1 32 65.6 48.9-79.1
Durham 61 16 19.6 11.1-32.2 45 80.4 67.8-88.9
Forsyth 22 5 17.2 6.4-38.5 17 82.8 61.5-93.6
Gaston 34 15 45.1 27.9-63.6 19 54.9 36.4-72.1
Guilford 81 27 31.6 21.3-44.1 54 68.4 55.9-78.7
Iredell 37 9 27.6 12.7-50.1 28 72.4 49.9-87.3
Johnston 32 9 38.1 17.9-63.5 23 61.9 36.5-82.1
Mecklenburg 63 15 22.0 12.7-35.3 48 78.0 64.7-87.3
New Hanover 54 22 31.4 18.1-48.8 32 68.6 51.2-81.9
Onslow 28 5 20.5 7.9-43.7 23 79.5 56.3-92.1
Orange 30 10 47.5 26.0-70.0 20 52.5 30.0-74.0
Pitt 33 15 43.2 25.6-62.8 18 56.8 37.2-74.4
Randolph 58 10 13.7 6.7-26.1 48 86.3 73.9-93.3
Robeson 35 16 41.0 24.6-59.6 19 59.0 40.4-75.4
Rowan 50 19 36.9 23.2-53.2 31 63.1 46.8-76.8
Union 40 11 27.7 14.7-45.9 29 72.3 54.1-85.3
Wake 61 22 30.9 16.8-49.7 39 69.1 50.3-83.2
Wayne 47 14 24.7 13.4-41.0 33 75.3 59.0-86.6
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 362 123 30.1 23.6-37.4 239 69.9 62.6-76.4
Piedmont 822 251 30.4 26.2-35.0 571 69.6 65.0-73.8
Western NC 299 92 30.2 24.4-36.6 207 69.8 63.4-75.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 188 64 34.4 26.7-42.9 124 65.6 57.1-73.3
Northwest 328 98 28.0 22.2-34.6 230 72.0 65.4-77.8
Charlotte 198 65 32.9 25.4-41.3 133 67.1 58.7-74.6
Greensboro 240 66 28.9 21.7-37.3 174 71.1 62.7-78.3
Southern Regional 105 38 30.2 19.9-42.9 67 69.8 57.1-80.1
Coastal 74 27 24.8 14.2-39.7 47 75.2 60.3-85.8
Wake 189 56 30.6 21.5-41.5 133 69.4 58.5-78.5
Area L 13 4 26.9 9.3-56.7 9 73.1 43.3-90.7
Eastern 148 48 32.5 21.6-45.6 100 67.5 54.4-78.4

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

*This question was asked of those who reported having one or more falls in the past 3 months.

NOTE: For AHEC Regions, results for Area L are least reliable due to small sample size.

^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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