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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls (Age 45+)--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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%)
TOTAL 4,723 679 13.7 12.6-14.9 683 14.7 13.5-15.9 3,361 71.6 70.1-73.1
GENDER
Male 1,922 228 11.2 9.7-12.9 269 14.3 12.5-16.3 1,425 74.5 72.2-76.7
Female 2,801 451 15.9 14.3-17.5 414 14.9 13.4-16.6 1,936 69.2 67.1-71.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,364 629 13.7 12.6-15.0 627 14.6 13.4-15.9 3,108 71.7 70.0-73.2
No 349 49 13.9 10.3-18.3 54 14.8 11.1-19.4 246 71.3 65.8-76.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,372 201 12.8 11.1-14.8 182 12.7 10.7-14.9 989 74.5 71.8-77.0
Overweight 1,671 201 11.1 9.5-13.1 228 14.4 12.5-16.7 1,242 74.4 71.8-76.9
Obese 1,358 226 16.8 14.6-19.2 230 16.9 14.7-19.3 902 66.3 63.4-69.1
Current Smoker
Yes 703 99 13.6 10.9-16.7 154 22.3 18.8-26.3 450 64.1 59.8-68.2
No 3,984 576 13.7 12.5-15.0 527 13.2 12.0-14.5 2,881 73.1 71.4-74.7
History of CVD**
Yes 868 137 15.5 12.7-18.7 216 26.5 23.0-30.3 515 58.0 54.0-62.0
No 3,792 535 13.3 12.2-14.6 446 11.9 10.7-13.2 2,811 74.7 73.1-76.3
Binge Drinker
Yes 313 54 14.7 11.0-19.4 42 15.6 11.0-21.7 217 69.7 63.2-75.4
No 4,291 617 13.8 12.6-15.0 622 14.5 13.3-15.8 3,052 71.7 70.1-73.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 189 32 15.3 10.5-21.9 27 13.4 8.6-20.1 130 71.3 63.3-78.2
No 4,417 637 13.7 12.6-14.9 640 14.8 13.5-16.1 3,140 71.5 69.9-73.1
COPD
Yes 546 84 14.7 11.7-18.3 143 26.7 22.5-31.4 319 58.6 53.7-63.4
No 4,142 592 13.7 12.5-14.9 533 13.0 11.8-14.3 3,017 73.4 71.7-74.9
Current Asthma
Yes 384 71 17.7 13.8-22.5 107 27.8 22.7-33.4 206 54.5 48.7-60.3
No 4,313 607 13.5 12.3-14.7 569 13.4 12.2-14.6 3,137 73.2 71.6-74.7
Diabetes
Yes 855 137 14.6 12.2-17.4 184 23.5 20.2-27.2 534 61.9 57.9-65.7
No 3,858 542 13.6 12.4-14.9 496 12.7 11.5-14.0 2,820 73.7 72.0-75.3
Disability
Yes 1,627 270 15.9 13.9-18.1 479 30.0 27.4-32.8 878 54.0 51.1-56.9
No 3,068 407 12.7 11.4-14.1 198 6.9 5.9- 8.0 2,463 80.4 78.7-82.0
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,076 337 15.8 14.0-17.7 482 24.4 22.2-26.7 1,257 59.8 57.3-62.3
No 2,643 342 12.3 10.9-13.8 200 7.9 6.7- 9.2 2,101 79.8 77.9-81.5

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

#Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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.

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