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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 1,147 167 13.8 11.5-16.5 181 15.4 12.9-18.2 799 70.8 67.3-74.0
GENDER
Male 423 52 11.4 8.5-15.3 74 17.9 13.7-22.9 297 70.7 65.1-75.7
Female 724 115 15.9 12.7-19.8 107 13.2 10.6-16.4 502 70.8 66.5-74.8
RACE
White 988 147 14.2 11.7-17.2 160 15.8 13.1-18.8 681 70.0 66.3-73.5
Other minorities 155 18 10.5 6.0-17.8 *** *** *** 116 76.5 66.2-84.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 18 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,125 165 14.0 11.7-16.8 180 15.6 13.1-18.5 780 70.3 66.8-73.6
AGE
35-54 229 29 12.2 7.7-19.0 48 19.2 13.8-26.2 152 68.5 60.6-75.5
55-64 346 48 13.5 9.8-18.3 52 15.5 11.5-20.6 246 71.0 65.0-76.4
65-74 342 54 13.9 10.3-18.5 41 9.5 6.6-13.4 247 76.6 71.3-81.2
75+ 230 36 17.3 12.1-24.3 40 16.5 11.4-23.3 154 66.2 57.8-73.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 160 *** *** *** 31 16.8 10.9-24.9 110 72.7 63.0-80.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 365 59 16.6 12.3-22.1 57 15.8 11.7-21.0 249 67.5 61.3-73.2
Some Post-H.S. 281 34 11.3 7.7-16.3 47 16.8 12.1-22.8 200 71.9 65.2-77.8
College Graduate 339 54 16.1 12.1-21.2 46 11.6 8.1-16.3 239 72.3 66.4-77.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 164 32 15.5 10.2-22.8 37 24.2 16.1-34.7 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 223 19 6.9 4.2-11.3 47 23.6 17.0-31.7 157 69.5 61.3-76.6
$25,000- 34,999 125 21 15.6 9.6-24.4 20 14.9 9.0-23.8 84 69.4 59.2-78.0
$35,000- 49,999 124 *** *** *** 15 11.5 6.4-19.8 94 74.4 63.6-82.9
$50,000+ 294 48 17.0 12.6-22.7 30 8.7 5.7-13.0 216 74.3 68.1-79.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 394 66 16.0 12.1-20.9 125 32.8 27.2-39.0 203 51.2 45.0-57.3
No 746 99 12.7 9.9-16.0 54 7.3 5.3-10.1 593 80.0 76.1-83.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 165 24 15.6 10.0-23.4 21 15.6 9.8-23.9 120 68.8 59.7-76.7
Non-Veteran 982 143 13.6 11.1-16.5 160 15.3 12.7-18.4 679 71.1 67.4-74.6

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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