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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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 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
-Piedmont NC 1,141 432 35.5 32.0-39.2 709 64.5 60.8-68.0
GENDER
Male 411 124 27.1 22.1-32.8 287 72.9 67.2-77.9
Female 730 308 42.1 37.6-46.8 422 57.9 53.2-62.4
RACE
White 916 342 35.1 31.2-39.2 574 64.9 60.8-68.8
African American 168 62 36.3 27.6-46.1 106 63.7 53.9-72.4
Other minorities 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,115 420 35.4 31.8-39.1 695 64.6 60.9-68.2
AGE
35-54 307 125 37.3 30.9-44.2 182 62.7 55.8-69.1
55-64 316 122 37.6 30.8-44.8 194 62.4 55.2-69.2
65-74 256 90 30.8 24.4-38.2 166 69.2 61.8-75.6
75+ 262 95 32.9 26.3-40.3 167 67.1 59.7-73.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 185 75 37.2 28.7-46.6 110 62.8 53.4-71.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 312 130 39.0 32.5-45.9 182 61.0 54.1-67.5
Some Post-H.S. 317 131 37.6 31.1-44.6 186 62.4 55.4-68.9
College Graduate 327 96 27.0 21.5-33.3 231 73.0 66.7-78.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 172 *** *** *** 80 46.1 36.0-56.6
$15,000- 24,999 221 90 42.8 34.8-51.3 131 57.2 48.7-65.2
$25,000- 34,999 121 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 143 40 25.5 17.7-35.3 103 74.5 64.7-82.3
$50,000+ 283 97 31.2 24.9-38.3 186 68.8 61.7-75.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 634 292 43.7 38.6-49.0 342 56.3 51.0-61.4
No 504 140 26.4 21.9-31.5 364 73.6 68.5-78.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 178 55 25.2 18.4-33.3 123 74.8 66.7-81.6
Non-Veteran 963 377 37.6 33.6-41.7 586 62.4 58.3-66.4

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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.

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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