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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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 injury No injuries
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,347 534 39.5 36.4-42.7 813 60.5 57.3-63.6
GENDER
Male 495 159 30.7 26.0-35.8 336 69.3 64.2-74.0
Female 852 375 45.7 41.8-49.7 477 54.3 50.3-58.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,243 484 38.7 35.5-42.0 759 61.3 58.0-64.5
No 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 383 156 42.7 37.0-48.7 227 57.3 51.3-63.0
Overweight 426 158 37.7 32.1-43.5 268 62.3 56.5-67.9
Obese 453 181 38.5 33.5-43.8 272 61.5 56.2-66.5
Current Smoker
Yes 252 114 42.2 35.2-49.5 138 57.8 50.5-64.8
No 1,089 419 38.9 35.5-42.5 670 61.1 57.5-64.5
History of CVD**
Yes 350 163 46.4 39.9-52.9 187 53.6 47.1-60.1
No 969 358 36.8 33.3-40.4 611 63.2 59.6-66.7
Binge Drinker
Yes 96 31 26.5 17.9-37.3 65 73.5 62.7-82.1
No 1,224 493 40.9 37.6-44.3 731 59.1 55.7-62.4
Heavy Drinker
Yes 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,262 505 39.8 36.6-43.1 757 60.2 56.9-63.4
COPD
Yes 226 115 56.0 48.4-63.3 111 44.0 36.7-51.6
No 1,111 415 36.1 32.8-39.5 696 63.9 60.5-67.2
Current Asthma
Yes 176 99 57.1 48.3-65.4 77 42.9 34.6-51.7
No 1,163 430 36.8 33.5-40.2 733 63.2 59.8-66.5
Diabetes
Yes 316 137 44.2 37.7-51.0 179 55.8 49.0-62.3
No 1,028 397 38.2 34.7-41.7 631 61.8 58.3-65.3
Disability
Yes 743 357 48.6 44.3-53.0 386 51.4 47.0-55.7
No 596 171 28.2 24.3-32.6 425 71.8 67.4-75.7
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 813 375 47.9 43.8-52.1 438 52.1 47.9-56.2
No 533 159 27.9 23.8-32.5 374 72.1 67.5-76.2

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

*This question was asked of those who reported having one or more falls in the past 12 months.

**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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