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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 299 92 30.2 24.4-36.6 207 69.8 63.4-75.6
GENDER
Male 109 27 20.8 13.6-30.4 82 79.2 69.6-86.4
Female 190 65 37.7 29.9-46.1 125 62.3 53.9-70.1
RACE
White 285 88 30.1 24.3-36.7 197 69.9 63.3-75.7
African American 11 2 27.6 6.4-68.0 9 72.4 32.0-93.6
Other Minorities 2 2 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
HISPANIC
Hispanic 3 1 34.0 3.9-86.6 2 66.0 13.4-96.1
Non-Hispanic 295 91 30.1 24.4-36.6 204 69.9 63.4-75.6
AGE
45-54 76 26 31.7 21.2-44.6 50 68.3 55.4-78.8
55-64 88 24 26.4 17.1-38.4 64 73.6 61.6-82.9
65+ 135 42 31.5 23.0-41.3 93 68.5 58.7-77.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 64 18 24.1 14.3-37.6 46 75.9 62.4-85.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 76 23 30.5 19.6-44.2 53 69.5 55.8-80.4
Some Post-H.S. 78 30 36.9 25.5-50.1 48 63.1 49.9-74.5
College Graduate 81 21 28.4 18.3-41.1 60 71.6 58.9-81.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 64 30 51.0 36.5-65.3 34 49.0 34.7-63.5
$15,000- 24,999 63 23 41.4 27.6-56.7 40 58.6 43.3-72.4
$25,000- 34,999 43 10 24.6 13.0-41.7 33 75.4 58.3-87.0
$35,000- 49,999 37 7 13.0 5.5-27.7 30 87.0 72.3-94.5
$50,000-74,999 19 3 12.1 3.3-35.6 16 87.9 64.4-96.7
$75,000+ 31 9 26.5 12.8-47.0 22 73.5 53.0-87.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 208 78 36.5 29.1-44.6 130 63.5 55.4-70.9
No 86 13 15.0 8.1-26.0 73 85.0 74.0-91.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 52 18 30.8 18.5-46.6 34 69.2 53.4-81.5
Non-Veteran 247 74 30.0 23.7-37.2 173 70.0 62.8-76.3

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*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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