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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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 injury No injuries
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,347 534 39.5 36.4-42.7 813 60.5 57.3-63.6
-Piedmont NC 685 290 41.7 37.5-46.1 395 58.3 53.9-62.5
GENDER
Male 251 82 32.1 25.9-39.1 169 67.9 60.9-74.1
Female 434 208 48.2 42.7-53.8 226 51.8 46.2-57.3
RACE
White 556 229 40.6 36.0-45.4 327 59.4 54.6-64.0
African American 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other minorities 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 16 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 665 282 41.8 37.5-46.2 383 58.2 53.8-62.5
AGE
35-54 155 67 42.4 34.1-51.0 88 57.6 49.0-65.9
55-64 204 95 46.2 38.8-53.9 109 53.8 46.1-61.2
65-74 159 60 36.9 28.8-45.8 99 63.1 54.2-71.2
75+ 166 67 37.6 29.7-46.3 99 62.4 53.7-70.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 194 88 43.1 35.5-50.9 106 56.9 49.1-64.5
Some Post-H.S. 181 82 42.9 34.9-51.4 99 57.1 48.6-65.1
College Graduate 217 85 40.1 32.9-47.7 132 59.9 52.3-67.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 129 53 37.1 28.3-46.8 76 62.9 53.2-71.7
$25,000- 34,999 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 187 71 37.4 29.9-45.7 116 62.6 54.3-70.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 362 184 49.3 43.3-55.3 178 50.7 44.7-56.7
No 320 104 33.1 27.4-39.2 216 66.9 60.8-72.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 589 259 43.3 38.7-48.0 330 56.7 52.0-61.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 265 108 38.6 32.2-45.4 157 61.4 54.6-67.8
No 420 182 43.6 38.2-49.3 238 56.4 50.7-61.8

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

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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