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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls (Age 45+)--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,033 792 9.4 8.6-10.3 534 6.9 6.1- 7.7 6,707 83.8 82.6-84.8
No 768 91 11.1 8.4-14.5 70 10.6 6.9-15.8 607 78.3 73.1-82.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 149 10 4.3 2.2- 8.4 11 8.5 4.0-17.3 128 87.1 78.6-92.5
Recommended Range 2,675 245 9.0 7.7-10.5 160 5.7 4.7- 6.9 2,270 85.3 83.5-86.9
Overweight 3,231 312 9.7 8.4-11.2 193 6.1 4.8- 7.8 2,726 84.2 82.1-86.0
Obese 2,390 284 10.6 9.1-12.3 213 9.7 8.1-11.7 1,893 79.7 77.4-81.9
Current Smoker
No 7,426 733 9.4 8.6-10.4 449 6.1 5.4- 6.9 6,244 84.5 83.3-85.6
Yes 1,350 149 10.6 8.6-13.0 156 13.1 10.1-16.8 1,045 76.3 72.4-79.8
History of CVD**
Yes 1,508 177 11.1 9.1-13.3 187 12.4 10.1-15.1 1,144 76.5 73.4-79.4
No 7,215 695 9.2 8.4-10.2 409 6.1 5.3- 7.1 6,111 84.6 83.4-85.8
Binge Drinker
No 8,245 829 9.6 8.8-10.5 572 7.1 6.3- 7.9 6,844 83.3 82.2-84.4
Yes 488 52 11.2 8.1-15.4 26 6.7 4.3-10.2 410 82.1 77.3-86.1
Heavy Drinker
No 8,404 846 9.6 8.8-10.5 585 7.1 6.3- 7.9 6,973 83.3 82.1-84.3
Yes 276 29 11.1 7.0-17.2 8 4.7 2.2- 9.8 239 84.2 77.4-89.2
Poor Sleep***
Yes 914 98 10.4 8.1-13.4 158 18.3 14.9-22.3 658 71.3 66.9-75.3
No 7,667 766 9.5 8.7-10.5 426 5.8 5.0- 6.7 6,475 84.7 83.4-85.8
Current Asthma
Yes 770 86 9.9 7.5-12.9 118 18.2 14.5-22.5 566 72.0 67.3-76.2
No 8,002 793 9.5 8.7-10.4 482 6.3 5.5- 7.2 6,727 84.2 83.0-85.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,560 180 10.1 8.3-12.1 163 11.1 9.0-13.7 1,217 78.8 75.8-81.5
No 7,250 707 9.5 8.7-10.5 442 6.5 5.6- 7.5 6,101 84.0 82.7-85.2
Disability
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

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

***Poor sleep defined as not getting enough rest or sleep for all 30 days out of the past 30 days.

^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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