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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 2,949 341 11.0 9.6-12.6 407 13.5 12.0-15.1 2,201 75.5 73.4-77.5
Female 4,930 777 15.4 14.2-16.7 705 13.8 12.6-15.1 3,448 70.8 69.1-72.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 5,874 873 13.8 12.7-14.9 833 14.4 13.3-15.6 4,168 71.8 70.3-73.3
Non-Hispanic Black 1,338 167 12.4 10.2-15.0 156 10.9 9.0-13.3 1,015 76.6 73.5-79.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 307 39 17.2 10.4-27.1 74 27.3 18.9-37.6 194 55.6 45.7-65.0
Non-Hispanic Other 127 *** *** *** 26 14.5 8.9-22.9 89 78.5 69.3-85.6
Hispanic 184 23 11.9 7.5-18.2 *** *** *** 146 82.4 75.3-87.8
AGE
45-54 1,987 264 12.5 10.8-14.5 291 14.2 12.4-16.2 1,432 73.3 70.7-75.7
55-64 2,315 284 12.4 10.8-14.2 349 14.4 12.7-16.4 1,682 73.2 70.8-75.4
65-74 2,058 297 14.1 12.3-16.1 236 10.4 8.9-12.0 1,525 75.6 73.2-77.8
75+ 1,505 264 16.0 13.9-18.4 232 15.3 13.1-17.7 1,009 68.7 65.7-71.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,030 154 14.6 11.8-18.0 199 18.6 15.8-21.9 677 66.7 62.8-70.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,376 313 11.7 10.2-13.3 333 13.4 11.8-15.3 1,730 74.9 72.6-77.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,048 300 14.4 12.6-16.4 314 14.2 12.3-16.2 1,434 71.5 68.9-73.9
College Graduate 2,400 349 13.3 11.8-15.0 265 10.0 8.6-11.5 1,786 76.7 74.6-78.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 949 169 13.2 11.0-15.7 215 24.6 20.8-28.7 565 62.3 58.0-66.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,311 180 12.3 10.3-14.7 234 17.5 15.0-20.3 897 70.2 66.9-73.3
$25,000- 34,999 857 119 13.2 10.5-16.3 119 13.6 11.0-16.7 619 73.2 69.3-76.8
$35,000- 49,999 974 146 15.7 12.8-19.1 123 12.0 9.7-14.7 705 72.3 68.5-75.9
$50,000-74,999 910 116 12.2 9.9-14.9 92 10.7 8.1-14.1 702 77.1 73.3-80.5
$75,000+ 1,424 194 12.9 10.9-15.2 127 8.6 7.0-10.6 1,103 78.5 75.7-81.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,629 477 17.5 15.7-19.6 784 30.2 27.9-32.5 1,368 52.3 49.8-54.8
No 5,211 634 11.5 10.4-12.6 322 6.3 5.5- 7.3 4,255 82.2 80.8-83.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,234 162 12.4 10.4-14.7 168 14.2 11.9-17.0 904 73.4 70.2-76.3
Non-Veteran 6,643 956 13.6 12.5-14.7 943 13.5 12.5-14.6 4,744 72.9 71.5-74.3

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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.

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