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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 276 42 13.5 9.6-18.8 43 13.8 9.8-19.1 191 72.6 66.1-78.3
Cumberland 283 31 9.9 6.6-14.7 41 13.5 9.5-19.0 211 76.5 70.2-81.8
Durham 275 32 13.1 8.8-19.1 35 10.9 7.4-15.9 208 75.9 69.1-81.6
Forsyth 291 40 14.4 10.1-20.1 35 11.5 7.7-16.8 216 74.1 67.4-79.8
Gaston 267 42 15.3 10.5-21.7 45 16.2 11.5-22.3 180 68.5 61.1-75.1
Guilford 321 50 16.3 11.2-23.0 41 11.4 8.0-16.0 230 72.4 65.4-78.4
Mecklenburg 364 49 12.6 8.5-18.3 48 13.4 9.5-18.5 267 74.0 67.5-79.5
New Hanover 304 42 13.4 8.8-19.7 32 13.7 8.6-21.0 230 73.0 65.1-79.6
Union 254 39 14.1 8.6-22.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 377 47 11.5 8.4-15.6 39 10.4 7.3-14.6 291 78.1 72.9-82.6
NC REGIONS
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
Piedmont 4,094 598 13.6 12.3-15.0 556 13.6 12.3-15.1 2,940 72.8 70.9-74.6
Western NC 1,147 167 13.8 11.5-16.5 181 15.4 12.9-18.2 799 70.8 67.3-74.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 790 108 11.6 9.3-14.3 123 14.5 11.6-18.0 559 73.9 69.9-77.5
Northwest 1,323 201 14.2 12.1-16.6 195 15.3 13.1-17.9 927 70.4 67.4-73.3
Charlotte 1,220 179 13.6 11.0-16.8 171 14.3 11.6-17.6 870 72.0 68.1-75.6
Greensboro 892 137 14.8 11.9-18.1 116 12.5 10.1-15.4 639 72.7 68.9-76.3
Southern Regional 1,067 135 12.3 10.0-15.0 181 14.8 12.2-17.9 751 72.9 69.3-76.3
Southeast 546 85 14.3 10.9-18.6 62 14.1 10.6-18.6 399 71.6 66.3-76.3
Wake 1,003 132 12.7 10.4-15.4 127 12.1 9.8-15.0 744 75.2 71.7-78.4
Area L 255 39 13.6 9.5-19.0 34 11.3 7.9-16.0 182 75.1 68.8-80.5
Eastern 783 102 12.3 9.9-15.2 103 12.1 9.6-15.0 578 75.6 71.9-79.0

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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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