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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Falls (Age 45+)

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%)
North Carolina 8,819 887 9.6 8.8-10.5 606 7.3 6.4- 8.2 7,326 83.1 81.9-84.2
-Western NC 1,510 170 11.2 9.4-13.3 129 8.5 7.0-10.4 1,211 80.2 77.7-82.6
GENDER
Male 574 54 10.2 7.5-13.8 55 8.9 6.6-11.9 465 80.9 76.7-84.5
Female 936 116 12.1 9.8-14.7 74 8.2 6.3-10.6 746 79.7 76.5-82.6
RACE
White 1,406 163 11.5 9.6-13.6 122 8.5 7.0-10.4 1,121 80.0 77.4-82.4
African American 33 6 16.8 5.8-39.9 5 19.6 7.6-42.0 22 63.6 41.5-81.2
Other Minorities 64 1 1.9 0.3-12.6 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 62 98.0 87.9-99.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 24 3 17.6 5.2-45.3 0 0.0 . - . 21 82.4 54.7-94.8
Non-Hispanic 1,484 166 11.1 9.3-13.2 129 8.7 7.1-10.6 1,189 80.2 77.6-82.6
AGE
45-54 311 39 10.9 7.4-15.7 37 10.1 7.1-14.3 235 79.0 73.4-83.8
55-64 457 49 11.6 8.5-15.7 39 7.6 5.3-10.9 369 80.7 76.1-84.6
65+ 742 82 11.2 8.8-14.2 53 7.9 5.8-10.7 607 80.9 77.2-84.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 239 35 15.2 10.3-21.8 29 10.6 6.9-16.0 175 74.2 66.8-80.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 454 36 7.6 4.8-11.8 40 9.7 6.8-13.5 378 82.8 77.8-86.8
Some Post-H.S. 381 50 13.5 9.9-18.1 28 7.1 4.6-10.9 303 79.4 74.1-83.9
College Graduate 435 49 11.2 8.3-15.0 32 7.4 4.9-10.8 354 81.4 76.9-85.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 216 31 12.0 7.9-17.8 33 15.8 10.7-22.7 152 72.2 64.5-78.8
$15,000- 24,999 287 33 11.3 7.7-16.3 30 11.4 7.4-17.1 224 77.3 70.8-82.7
$25,000- 34,999 196 20 10.9 6.6-17.4 23 12.6 8.1-19.0 153 76.5 68.6-82.9
$35,000- 49,999 195 26 15.9 9.8-24.8 11 6.9 3.6-12.9 158 77.2 68.1-84.3
$50,000-74,999 194 11 4.6 2.4- 8.7 8 4.7 2.2-10.0 175 90.7 85.0-94.4
$75,000+ 181 17 10.6 6.3-17.1 14 5.7 3.1-10.2 150 83.7 76.7-88.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 713 100 14.8 11.8-18.5 108 16.1 13.1-19.7 505 69.1 64.7-73.1
No 764 66 8.1 6.2-10.6 20 2.3 1.4- 3.7 678 89.6 86.9-91.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 252 24 9.3 5.9-14.4 28 9.6 6.1-14.6 200 81.1 74.8-86.1
Non-Veteran 1,258 146 11.6 9.6-14.0 101 8.3 6.6-10.3 1,011 80.1 77.2-82.6

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

^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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