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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls (Age 45+)-FEMALES

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 2,206 829 35.5 33.0-38.1 1,377 64.5 61.9-67.0
-FEMALES 1,465 611 41.0 37.8-44.3 854 59.0 55.7-62.2
RACE
White 1,119 465 41.4 37.7-45.1 654 58.6 54.9-62.3
African American 229 89 37.8 30.0-46.4 140 62.2 53.6-70.0
Other Minorities 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 353 160 42.2 35.9-48.8 193 57.8 51.2-64.1
55-64 409 168 43.8 37.9-49.9 241 56.2 50.1-62.1
65-74 358 138 36.8 30.8-43.3 220 63.2 56.7-69.2
75+ 345 145 39.1 33.0-45.6 200 60.9 54.4-67.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 224 98 43.7 35.5-52.2 126 56.3 47.8-64.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 432 193 42.9 37.0-49.0 239 57.1 51.0-63.0
Some Post-H.S. 417 185 42.9 37.0-49.0 232 57.1 51.0-63.0
College Graduate 390 134 33.5 28.0-39.4 256 66.5 60.6-72.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 256 133 48.0 39.5-56.6 123 52.0 43.4-60.5
$15,000- 24,999 281 120 45.7 38.4-53.2 161 54.3 46.8-61.6
$25,000- 34,999 160 67 41.7 32.5-51.6 93 58.3 48.4-67.5
$35,000- 49,999 158 59 39.7 30.6-49.6 99 60.3 50.4-69.4
$50,000- 74,999 128 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 195 71 38.8 30.7-47.7 124 61.2 52.3-69.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 818 419 51.3 46.9-55.6 399 48.7 44.4-53.1
No 640 189 29.7 25.2-34.7 451 70.3 65.3-74.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,439 602 41.4 38.1-44.7 837 58.6 55.3-61.9

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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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