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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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%)
North Carolina 2,206 829 35.5 33.0-38.1 1,377 64.5 61.9-67.0
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Cumberland 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Durham 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Forsyth 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Gaston 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
New Hanover 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Union 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 719 277 35.1 30.9-39.6 442 64.9 60.4-69.1
Piedmont 1,141 432 35.5 32.0-39.2 709 64.5 60.8-68.0
Western NC 346 120 35.3 29.1-41.9 226 64.7 58.1-70.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 229 78 31.8 24.8-39.7 151 68.2 60.3-75.2
Northwest 393 156 38.8 33.1-44.8 237 61.2 55.2-66.9
Charlotte 348 126 31.8 25.5-38.8 222 68.2 61.2-74.5
Greensboro 245 100 39.2 31.7-47.3 145 60.8 52.7-68.3
Southern Regional 311 127 33.7 27.2-40.8 184 66.3 59.2-72.8
Southeast 147 49 31.1 22.4-41.4 98 68.9 58.6-77.6
Wake 259 85 34.5 27.5-42.3 174 65.5 57.7-72.5
Area L 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Eastern 204 82 39.4 31.8-47.6 122 60.6 52.4-68.2

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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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