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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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
-Piedmont NC 4,094 598 13.6 12.3-15.0 556 13.6 12.3-15.1 2,940 72.8 70.9-74.6
GENDER
Male 1,577 197 11.7 9.7-14.1 216 13.3 11.3-15.7 1,164 74.9 72.0-77.7
Female 2,517 401 15.3 13.6-17.1 340 13.9 12.1-15.8 1,776 70.9 68.5-73.1
RACE
White 3,195 480 13.9 12.5-15.6 443 14.4 12.8-16.1 2,272 71.7 69.6-73.7
African American 701 94 13.6 10.4-17.6 79 11.0 8.3-14.4 528 75.4 70.9-79.5
Other minorities 173 23 9.8 5.6-16.5 31 12.7 7.7-20.2 119 77.5 68.6-84.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 109 16 11.5 6.5-19.6 *** *** *** 85 82.5 73.1-89.1
Non-Hispanic 3,971 580 13.7 12.3-15.2 547 13.9 12.5-15.4 2,844 72.5 70.6-74.3
AGE
35-54 1,127 154 12.3 10.0-14.9 153 13.7 11.3-16.4 820 74.1 70.7-77.2
55-64 1,166 147 12.8 10.4-15.7 170 15.1 12.5-18.1 849 72.1 68.5-75.4
65-74 1,013 143 14.7 12.0-17.9 114 10.2 8.2-12.6 756 75.1 71.5-78.3
75+ 780 148 16.7 13.9-19.9 117 14.8 11.8-18.4 515 68.5 64.3-72.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 522 86 15.9 11.8-21.1 101 19.6 15.7-24.3 335 64.5 58.7-69.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,194 157 11.1 9.2-13.4 159 12.7 10.5-15.2 878 76.2 73.1-79.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,052 166 15.6 13.1-18.6 156 14.4 11.8-17.6 730 69.9 66.2-73.4
College Graduate 1,312 189 12.6 10.6-14.9 140 9.9 8.0-12.1 983 77.5 74.6-80.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 446 73 10.6 8.1-14.0 103 27.5 21.9-33.8 270 61.9 55.7-67.8
$15,000- 24,999 643 114 16.7 13.4-20.6 108 16.0 12.7-19.9 421 67.3 62.5-71.8
$25,000- 34,999 437 61 13.5 9.8-18.4 61 13.1 9.7-17.4 315 73.4 67.8-78.4
$35,000- 49,999 517 85 17.2 12.9-22.4 59 11.2 8.2-14.9 373 71.7 66.1-76.7
$50,000+ 1,312 160 10.9 9.0-13.2 123 10.1 7.9-12.7 1,029 79.0 75.9-81.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,296 264 19.4 16.7-22.6 378 30.3 27.0-33.8 654 50.2 46.6-53.9
No 2,781 331 11.1 9.7-12.8 176 6.7 5.5- 8.0 2,274 82.2 80.2-84.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 620 90 12.9 10.1-16.2 90 15.1 11.7-19.2 440 72.1 67.4-76.3
Non-Veteran 3,474 508 13.7 12.3-15.4 466 13.3 11.9-14.9 2,500 72.9 70.9-74.9

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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