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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 2,206 829 35.5 33.0-38.1 1,377 64.5 61.9-67.0
GENDER
Male 741 218 27.9 24.1-32.1 523 72.1 67.9-75.9
Female 1,465 611 41.0 37.8-44.3 854 59.0 55.7-62.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,694 626 35.1 32.3-38.1 1,068 64.9 61.9-67.7
Non-Hispanic Black 316 116 35.2 28.8-42.3 200 64.8 57.7-71.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 555 219 35.9 31.1-41.0 336 64.1 59.0-68.9
55-64 630 244 38.4 33.6-43.4 386 61.6 56.6-66.4
65-74 530 184 31.6 27.0-36.6 346 68.4 63.4-73.0
75+ 491 182 34.0 29.1-39.2 309 66.0 60.8-70.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 348 129 35.4 29.1-42.2 219 64.6 57.8-70.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 640 260 37.6 32.9-42.4 380 62.4 57.6-67.1
Some Post-H.S. 605 252 38.5 33.7-43.5 353 61.5 56.5-66.3
College Graduate 610 187 28.8 24.6-33.4 423 71.2 66.6-75.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 378 179 46.1 39.2-53.1 199 53.9 46.9-60.8
$15,000- 24,999 409 164 40.9 35.0-47.1 245 59.1 52.9-65.0
$25,000- 34,999 236 87 34.8 27.6-42.8 149 65.2 57.2-72.4
$35,000- 49,999 267 84 30.6 24.0-38.1 183 69.4 61.9-76.0
$50,000-74,999 208 71 30.6 23.5-38.7 137 69.4 61.3-76.5
$75,000+ 320 100 31.0 25.0-37.6 220 69.0 62.4-75.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,245 574 44.5 40.8-48.2 671 55.5 51.8-59.2
No 950 251 25.2 21.8-28.8 699 74.8 71.2-78.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 325 96 27.1 21.8-33.2 229 72.9 66.8-78.2
Non-Veteran 1,880 733 37.2 34.4-40.1 1,147 62.8 59.9-65.6

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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.

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