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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls (Age 45+)--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,023 1,011 13.8 12.8-14.9 966 13.0 12.0-14.1 5,046 73.1 71.8-74.5
No 840 103 10.2 8.1-12.6 144 18.0 14.9-21.6 593 71.8 67.9-75.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 114 *** *** *** 22 15.6 9.1-25.4 *** *** ***
Recommended Range 2,255 303 12.8 11.1-14.6 279 12.2 10.6-14.1 1,673 75.0 72.7-77.2
Overweight 2,801 388 12.1 10.8-13.6 325 10.9 9.5-12.4 2,088 77.0 75.0-78.9
Obese 2,315 355 15.4 13.5-17.6 440 18.7 16.7-21.0 1,520 65.8 63.2-68.4
Current Smoker
No 6,570 951 13.5 12.5-14.6 844 12.2 11.2-13.3 4,775 74.3 72.9-75.6
Yes 1,257 155 12.3 10.0-15.1 260 20.6 17.8-23.7 842 67.1 63.6-70.4
History of CVD**
Yes 1,289 204 14.2 12.0-16.8 315 25.4 22.4-28.6 770 60.4 56.9-63.8
No 6,510 900 13.2 12.1-14.3 777 11.5 10.6-12.6 4,833 75.3 73.9-76.6
Binge Drinker
No 7,199 1,018 13.5 12.5-14.6 1,013 13.6 12.6-14.7 5,168 72.9 71.5-74.2
Yes 430 69 13.5 10.2-17.6 59 12.2 8.9-16.3 302 74.4 69.2-79.0
Heavy Drinker
No 7,313 1,034 13.4 12.4-14.5 1,022 13.4 12.4-14.5 5,257 73.2 71.8-74.5
Yes 322 53 13.6 9.8-18.6 47 16.8 12.0-22.8 222 69.6 63.0-75.5
COPD
Yes 868 153 17.2 13.8-21.2 240 29.5 25.5-33.8 475 53.4 48.9-57.8
No 6,957 954 12.9 12.0-14.0 857 11.8 10.9-12.9 5,146 75.2 73.9-76.5
Current Asthma
Yes 632 114 16.1 12.2-21.0 172 29.1 24.4-34.2 346 54.8 49.4-60.0
No 7,194 993 13.1 12.2-14.2 926 12.3 11.3-13.3 5,275 74.6 73.3-75.8
Diabetes
Yes 1,375 212 16.1 13.6-19.0 300 21.7 19.0-24.7 863 62.2 58.7-65.5
No 6,490 906 12.8 11.8-13.9 807 12.0 11.0-13.1 4,777 75.2 73.8-76.5
Disability
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
Housing Stress***
Yes 908 155 15.5 12.8-18.6 266 31.1 27.1-35.4 487 53.4 49.1-57.7
No 6,971 963 13.1 12.1-14.1 846 11.2 10.3-12.2 5,162 75.7 74.4-77.0

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

***Housing stress includes those who report always or usually worried about rent or mortgage payment.

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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