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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 227 84 35.8 28.5-43.8 143 64.2 56.2-71.5
GENDER
Male 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Female 142 54 40.7 31.0-51.2 *** *** ***
RACE
White 212 81 37.1 29.5-45.4 131 62.9 54.6-70.5
Other minorities 14 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
35-54 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 53 13 18.1 10.2-30.2 40 81.9 69.8-89.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 129 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 97 16 13.6 8.0-22.2 81 86.4 77.8-92.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 195 74 37.7 29.7-46.5 121 62.3 53.5-70.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 189 67 33.7 26.0-42.3 122 66.3 57.7-74.0
No 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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