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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,319 401 28.7 25.5-32.1 918 71.3 67.9-74.5
No 158 64 40.5 29.1-53.0 94 59.5 47.0-70.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 21 12 48.4 23.5-74.2 9 51.6 25.8-76.5
Recommended Range 402 117 29.0 23.5-35.1 285 71.0 64.9-76.5
Overweight 503 140 25.2 20.4-30.8 363 74.8 69.2-79.6
Obese 492 178 36.9 31.1-43.1 314 63.1 56.9-68.9
Current Smoker
No 1,177 343 28.3 24.9-31.9 834 71.7 68.1-75.1
Yes 300 122 37.0 29.2-45.6 178 63.0 54.4-70.8
History of CVD**
Yes 358 136 36.8 30.0-44.1 222 63.2 55.9-70.0
No 1,100 318 27.7 24.1-31.5 782 72.3 68.5-75.9
Binge Drinker
No 1,392 441 30.6 27.4-34.1 951 69.4 65.9-72.6
Yes 77 24 34.0 22.2-48.2 53 66.0 51.8-77.8
Heavy Drinker
No 1,422 450 30.8 27.6-34.2 972 69.2 65.8-72.4
Yes 37 12 37.2 19.5-59.2 25 62.8 40.8-80.5
Poor Sleep***
Yes 252 103 41.3 33.2-49.9 149 58.7 50.1-66.8
No 1,187 350 27.8 24.4-31.5 837 72.2 68.5-75.6
Current Asthma
Yes 202 78 41.7 32.6-51.4 124 58.3 48.6-67.4
No 1,267 382 28.5 25.1-32.0 885 71.5 68.0-74.9
Diabetes
Yes 343 104 27.6 21.6-34.5 239 72.4 65.5-78.4
No 1,139 362 31.0 27.4-34.9 777 69.0 65.1-72.6
Disability
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

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

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

**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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