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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,957 730 35.2 32.5-38.0 1,227 64.8 62.0-67.5
No 243 96 37.4 30.2-45.2 147 62.6 54.8-69.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 579 192 28.2 23.9-33.0 387 71.8 67.0-76.1
Overweight 703 256 34.5 30.2-38.9 447 65.5 61.1-69.8
Obese 788 332 41.3 36.7-45.9 456 58.7 54.1-63.3
Current Smoker
No 1,774 636 33.9 31.1-36.7 1,138 66.1 63.3-68.9
Yes 412 181 40.9 34.9-47.3 231 59.1 52.7-65.1
History of CVD**
Yes 512 224 42.6 37.2-48.2 288 57.4 51.8-62.8
No 1,660 589 33.4 30.6-36.4 1,071 66.6 63.6-69.4
Binge Drinker
No 2,011 770 35.9 33.2-38.7 1,241 64.1 61.3-66.8
Yes 126 35 29.0 20.2-39.7 91 71.0 60.3-79.8
Heavy Drinker
No 2,034 772 36.0 33.3-38.8 1,262 64.0 61.2-66.7
Yes 100 30 23.5 15.4-34.1 70 76.5 65.9-84.6
COPD
Yes 391 186 46.6 39.8-53.6 205 53.4 46.4-60.2
No 1,789 633 33.0 30.3-35.8 1,156 67.0 64.2-69.7
Current Asthma
Yes 285 153 50.9 42.4-59.3 132 49.1 40.7-57.6
No 1,896 666 33.3 30.7-36.1 1,230 66.7 63.9-69.3
Diabetes
Yes 504 219 43.4 37.7-49.2 285 56.6 50.8-62.3
No 1,697 606 33.0 30.2-35.9 1,091 67.0 64.1-69.8
Disability
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
Housing Stress***
Yes 413 212 49.4 42.9-55.8 201 50.6 44.2-57.1
No 1,793 617 31.8 29.2-34.6 1,176 68.2 65.4-70.8

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

*This question was asked of those who reported having one or more falls in the past 3 months.

**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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