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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 745 103 12.7 10.3-15.6 125 17.5 14.2-21.3 517 69.8 65.6-73.7
GENDER
Male 303 39 11.9 8.4-16.5 46 16.6 11.7-23.1 218 71.5 64.8-77.3
Female 442 64 13.4 10.3-17.4 79 18.1 14.0-23.1 299 68.4 63.0-73.4
RACE
White 693 95 12.5 10.0-15.5 118 18.0 14.5-22.1 480 69.5 65.1-73.6
Other minorities 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
35-54 131 19 13.4 8.3-21.1 24 20.4 12.5-31.3 88 66.2 55.5-75.4
55-64 217 27 11.8 8.0-17.1 39 18.0 13.1-24.2 151 70.2 63.2-76.4
65-74 236 36 12.4 8.7-17.3 39 16.2 11.3-22.6 161 71.4 64.5-77.4
75+ 161 21 13.8 8.9-20.7 23 13.7 8.8-20.8 117 72.5 64.2-79.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 104 15 10.4 6.0-17.6 18 20.5 12.0-32.8 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 225 25 9.5 6.2-14.3 36 16.9 11.3-24.6 164 73.5 65.8-80.0
Some Post-H.S. 178 22 14.2 9.2-21.3 32 17.7 12.2-25.1 124 68.0 59.7-75.3
College Graduate 234 40 17.4 12.6-23.6 39 15.3 11.1-20.7 155 67.3 60.4-73.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 74 12 13.1 7.1-22.9 18 20.2 12.3-31.3 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 138 19 10.4 6.4-16.5 27 24.1 15.5-35.4 92 65.5 54.9-74.8
$25,000- 34,999 78 *** *** *** 17 20.4 12.4-31.6 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 103 17 13.4 7.6-22.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 201 22 11.0 7.0-16.8 31 16.2 10.9-23.4 148 72.8 65.1-79.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 274 44 12.7 9.2-17.4 86 32.3 25.6-39.8 144 55.0 47.6-62.3
No 467 59 12.9 9.8-16.8 38 8.8 5.8-13.1 370 78.3 73.4-82.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 128 18 13.6 8.3-21.5 14 13.2 7.1-23.0 96 73.2 63.1-81.4
Non-Veteran 617 85 12.6 9.9-15.8 111 18.3 14.7-22.7 421 69.1 64.5-73.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 612 80 12.4 9.8-15.7 110 18.6 15.0-23.0 422 68.9 64.3-73.3
No 133 23 14.6 9.5-21.9 *** *** *** 95 74.6 65.3-82.1

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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