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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 7,879 1,118 13.4 12.4-14.4 1,112 13.7 12.7-14.7 5,649 73.0 71.7-74.2
-Eastern NC 2,638 353 12.4 10.9-14.1 375 12.9 11.4-14.6 1,910 74.6 72.5-76.7
GENDER
Male 949 92 9.0 7.0-11.5 117 11.8 9.4-14.6 740 79.2 75.9-82.3
Female 1,689 261 15.2 13.2-17.5 258 13.9 12.0-16.0 1,170 70.9 68.1-73.6
RACE
White 1,754 251 13.0 11.3-15.0 237 13.8 11.9-15.9 1,266 73.2 70.6-75.6
African American 558 68 11.0 8.2-14.7 67 9.9 7.2-13.4 423 79.1 74.5-83.0
Other minorities 310 33 11.6 7.1-18.5 67 14.3 9.6-20.8 210 74.1 65.6-81.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,574 346 12.3 10.8-14.0 366 13.1 11.5-14.8 1,862 74.6 72.4-76.7
AGE
35-54 631 81 12.8 10.0-16.3 90 12.6 9.7-16.2 460 74.6 70.2-78.6
55-64 803 89 11.0 8.6-13.9 127 13.4 10.8-16.4 587 75.6 71.9-79.1
65-74 703 100 12.8 10.3-15.9 81 10.9 8.4-14.0 522 76.3 72.4-79.8
75+ 495 80 13.7 10.3-18.0 75 15.8 12.3-20.2 340 70.4 65.2-75.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 348 49 13.7 9.7-19.1 67 17.4 12.8-23.2 232 68.9 62.2-74.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 817 97 10.5 8.2-13.4 117 13.3 10.6-16.5 603 76.2 72.3-79.6
Some Post-H.S. 715 100 12.8 10.2-16.1 111 12.7 10.2-15.8 504 74.4 70.4-78.1
College Graduate 749 106 13.2 10.7-16.2 79 9.4 7.2-12.1 564 77.4 73.7-80.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 339 64 16.0 11.8-21.3 75 19.9 14.8-26.3 200 64.0 56.9-70.6
$15,000- 24,999 445 47 8.0 5.4-11.6 79 16.8 12.6-22.0 319 75.2 69.6-80.1
$25,000- 34,999 295 37 11.4 7.5-16.9 38 14.0 9.6-20.1 220 74.5 67.6-80.4
$35,000- 49,999 333 46 13.3 9.6-18.1 49 13.5 9.8-18.5 238 73.2 67.2-78.5
$50,000+ 728 102 14.0 11.3-17.4 66 8.5 6.4-11.1 560 77.5 73.7-80.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 939 147 14.3 11.6-17.4 281 29.4 25.7-33.4 511 56.3 52.1-60.5
No 1,684 204 11.5 9.8-13.5 92 4.9 3.8- 6.3 1,388 83.6 81.3-85.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 449 48 10.2 7.3-14.0 57 12.7 9.3-17.0 344 77.1 72.1-81.5
Non-Veteran 2,187 305 13.0 11.3-14.8 317 13.0 11.3-14.9 1,565 74.0 71.6-76.3

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^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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