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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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%)
North Carolina 1,483 466 30.3 27.1-33.6 1,017 69.7 66.4-72.9
-Piedmont NC 822 251 30.4 26.2-35.0 571 69.6 65.0-73.8
GENDER
Male 287 72 25.3 19.2-32.7 215 74.7 67.3-80.8
Female 535 179 34.6 29.3-40.3 356 65.4 59.7-70.7
RACE
White 689 210 31.1 26.7-36.0 479 68.9 64.0-73.3
African American 115 36 26.8 17.0-39.7 79 73.2 60.3-83.0
Other Minorities 15 5 37.8 15.2-67.4 10 62.2 32.6-84.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 8 3 29.4 7.2-69.1 5 70.6 30.9-92.8
Non-Hispanic 812 247 30.4 26.1-35.0 565 69.6 65.0-73.9
AGE
45-54 246 88 32.1 24.7-40.5 158 67.9 59.5-75.3
55-64 246 67 28.6 21.8-36.5 179 71.4 63.5-78.2
65+ 330 96 29.8 23.8-36.6 234 70.2 63.4-76.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 143 48 32.2 21.1-45.8 95 67.8 54.2-78.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 224 77 33.7 25.6-42.8 147 66.3 57.2-74.4
Some Post-H.S. 222 64 27.6 21.0-35.4 158 72.4 64.6-79.0
College Graduate 233 62 28.6 21.4-37.1 171 71.4 62.9-78.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 150 60 43.5 33.4-54.2 90 56.5 45.8-66.6
$15,000- 24,999 145 42 21.5 12.7-34.0 103 78.5 66.0-87.3
$25,000- 34,999 99 37 44.5 31.7-58.0 62 55.5 42.0-68.3
$35,000- 49,999 105 27 27.6 17.7-40.4 78 72.4 59.6-82.3
$50,000-74,999 89 23 27.4 17.3-40.5 66 72.6 59.5-82.7
$75,000+ 120 25 18.7 12.0-28.0 95 81.3 72.0-88.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 511 184 37.2 31.5-43.2 327 62.8 56.8-68.5
No 296 60 21.2 15.9-27.6 236 78.8 72.4-84.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 127 32 27.1 18.2-38.2 95 72.9 61.8-81.8
Non-Veteran 695 219 31.0 26.4-36.1 476 69.0 63.9-73.6

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

*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.

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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