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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 346 120 35.3 29.1-41.9 226 64.7 58.1-70.9
GENDER
Male 125 36 33.0 24.0-43.5 89 67.0 56.5-76.0
Female 221 84 37.1 29.2-45.8 137 62.9 54.2-70.8
RACE
White 305 106 35.1 28.7-42.1 199 64.9 57.9-71.3
Other minorities 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Non-Hispanic 343 118 35.0 28.9-41.7 225 65.0 58.3-71.1
AGE
35-54 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 99 25 22.6 14.7-33.1 74 77.4 66.9-85.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 189 86 46.1 37.4-55.0 103 53.9 45.0-62.6
No 153 33 24.1 16.0-34.4 120 75.9 65.6-84.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 301 106 35.0 28.4-42.2 195 65.0 57.8-71.6

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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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