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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 2,484 363 13.7 12.2-15.3 332 13.5 12.0-15.1 1,789 72.8 70.7-74.8
GENDER
Male 1,022 124 10.8 8.9-13.0 129 12.9 10.7-15.5 769 76.3 73.2-79.1
Female 1,462 239 16.2 14.1-18.5 203 14.0 12.0-16.2 1,020 69.8 67.0-72.5
RACE
White 1,900 290 14.5 12.8-16.5 271 14.2 12.5-16.1 1,339 71.3 68.9-73.6
African American 462 58 10.9 8.3-14.3 49 12.1 8.8-16.3 355 77.0 72.3-81.2
Other minorities 104 14 13.4 7.3-23.4 *** *** *** 79 77.1 66.0-85.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,401 351 13.6 12.1-15.2 323 13.7 12.2-15.4 1,727 72.7 70.6-74.7
AGE
35-54 588 73 12.3 9.7-15.6 82 14.2 11.4-17.6 433 73.4 69.3-77.2
55-64 728 107 13.6 11.2-16.6 98 13.0 10.5-15.9 523 73.4 69.7-76.7
65-74 672 93 12.8 10.3-15.7 66 10.0 7.6-12.9 513 77.3 73.6-80.6
75+ 485 81 16.1 12.8-20.1 85 18.1 14.4-22.5 319 65.8 60.7-70.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 295 44 12.7 9.3-17.3 49 18.8 14.0-24.7 202 68.5 62.1-74.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 652 95 13.7 11.0-16.9 101 14.5 11.8-17.6 456 71.9 67.9-75.5
Some Post-H.S. 634 93 14.1 11.3-17.6 91 14.0 11.2-17.3 450 71.9 67.7-75.7
College Graduate 897 131 13.9 11.6-16.6 91 9.4 7.5-11.8 675 76.7 73.4-79.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 236 35 13.4 9.2-19.1 65 32.2 25.3-39.9 136 54.4 46.8-61.8
$15,000- 24,999 375 57 13.8 10.3-18.1 72 20.3 16.0-25.5 246 65.9 60.1-71.2
$25,000- 34,999 226 28 10.0 6.6-14.8 31 13.7 9.4-19.4 167 76.3 69.8-81.8
$35,000- 49,999 289 41 12.6 9.0-17.4 36 12.1 8.4-17.1 212 75.4 69.3-80.5
$50,000+ 834 117 13.9 11.3-16.9 71 8.6 6.7-11.1 646 77.5 74.0-80.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 818 136 16.2 13.5-19.3 227 29.2 25.7-33.1 455 54.5 50.5-58.5
No 1,654 226 12.6 10.9-14.5 103 6.3 5.1- 7.8 1,325 81.1 78.8-83.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 347 49 12.6 9.3-16.8 49 14.4 10.5-19.4 249 73.0 67.4-78.0
Non-Veteran 2,136 314 13.9 12.3-15.7 283 13.3 11.8-15.1 1,539 72.8 70.5-74.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 884 146 15.3 12.9-18.1 127 15.0 12.4-18.0 611 69.7 66.1-73.0
No 1,600 217 12.8 11.1-14.9 205 12.7 10.9-14.7 1,178 74.5 71.9-76.9

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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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