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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 No injuries
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,206 829 35.5 33.0-38.1 1,377 64.5 61.9-67.0
-Eastern NC 719 277 35.1 30.9-39.6 442 64.9 60.4-69.1
GENDER
Male 205 58 26.2 19.5-34.2 147 73.8 65.8-80.5
Female 514 219 40.2 35.0-45.7 295 59.8 54.3-65.0
RACE
White 485 185 35.9 30.9-41.3 300 64.1 58.7-69.1
African American 132 48 30.5 21.5-41.3 84 69.5 58.7-78.5
Other minorities 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 14 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 704 271 35.4 31.0-39.9 433 64.6 60.1-69.0
AGE
35-54 171 68 34.7 26.4-44.1 103 65.3 55.9-73.6
55-64 215 83 35.9 28.5-44.0 132 64.1 56.0-71.5
65-74 180 66 32.9 25.4-41.4 114 67.1 58.6-74.6
75+ 153 60 37.2 28.3-47.1 93 62.8 52.9-71.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 212 88 33.1 25.6-41.5 124 66.9 58.5-74.4
Some Post-H.S. 207 87 38.9 31.3-47.2 120 61.1 52.8-68.7
College Graduate 184 66 36.0 28.3-44.6 118 64.0 55.4-71.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 137 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 167 59 34.5 26.4-43.5 108 65.5 56.5-73.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 422 196 44.8 38.6-51.0 226 55.2 49.0-61.4
No 293 78 22.3 17.2-28.5 215 77.7 71.5-82.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 102 27 26.2 17.6-37.1 75 73.8 62.9-82.4
Non-Veteran 616 250 37.1 32.3-42.0 366 62.9 58.0-67.7

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

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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