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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Falls (Age 45+)

In the past 12 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 4,723 679 13.7 12.6-14.9 683 14.7 13.5-15.9 3,361 71.6 70.1-73.1
-Eastern NC 1,494 213 14.3 12.2-16.6 226 15.4 13.3-17.8 1,055 70.3 67.4-73.0
GENDER
Male 597 65 11.6 8.6-15.4 94 15.8 12.6-19.7 438 72.6 68.0-76.8
Female 897 148 16.5 13.8-19.6 132 15.1 12.5-18.1 617 68.4 64.7-71.9
RACE
White 1,022 137 12.8 10.6-15.3 156 15.5 13.1-18.3 729 71.7 68.4-74.8
African American 369 53 15.2 10.8-21.0 51 14.8 10.8-20.0 265 70.0 63.6-75.7
Other minorities 91 *** *** *** 18 18.9 11.0-30.5 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,450 206 14.1 12.0-16.5 222 15.7 13.5-18.1 1,022 70.2 67.3-73.0
AGE
35-54 331 48 16.0 11.6-21.7 41 12.3 8.9-16.9 242 71.6 65.5-77.1
55-64 493 64 13.1 10.1-16.9 85 17.8 14.1-22.2 344 69.0 64.0-73.6
65-74 400 56 12.1 9.1-15.8 55 15.4 11.3-20.6 289 72.5 67.0-77.5
75+ 267 42 14.8 10.7-20.1 45 17.2 12.5-23.2 180 68.0 61.2-74.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 189 28 15.1 10.0-22.0 41 23.2 16.7-31.3 120 61.7 53.3-69.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 463 67 13.6 10.5-17.5 72 14.5 11.3-18.5 324 71.9 67.0-76.2
Some Post-H.S. 420 58 13.6 9.8-18.5 63 14.2 10.9-18.3 299 72.2 66.8-77.1
College Graduate 419 59 15.1 11.4-19.8 50 12.1 8.8-16.3 310 72.8 67.5-77.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 173 26 14.4 9.1-22.0 44 30.0 22.0-39.4 103 55.7 46.6-64.4
$15,000- 24,999 239 37 14.6 10.3-20.4 43 18.5 13.2-25.3 159 66.9 59.4-73.6
$25,000- 34,999 172 25 17.7 10.3-28.8 21 11.4 7.1-17.8 126 70.9 60.6-79.5
$35,000- 49,999 175 15 8.8 5.0-15.1 27 14.3 9.3-21.3 133 76.9 68.9-83.3
$50,000+ 435 63 13.4 10.2-17.5 41 9.3 6.6-13.0 331 77.2 72.4-81.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 535 90 17.2 13.4-21.8 166 30.2 25.7-35.1 279 52.6 47.4-57.8
No 947 122 12.7 10.4-15.4 57 7.0 5.3- 9.3 768 80.3 77.1-83.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 256 29 10.9 7.4-15.9 41 15.9 11.5-21.7 186 73.1 66.6-78.8
Non-Veteran 1,237 183 14.9 12.6-17.6 185 15.3 13.0-18.0 869 69.7 66.5-72.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,245 185 14.9 12.6-17.5 190 15.6 13.3-18.2 870 69.5 66.3-72.5
No 249 28 10.8 6.9-16.4 36 14.3 10.0-20.2 185 74.9 68.0-80.7

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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