2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 2,883 353 11.7 10.2-13.3 413 12.8 11.4-14.4 2,117 75.5 73.4-77.5
-Eastern NC 1,058 117 9.6 7.7-11.9 158 14.3 11.8-17.3 783 76.1 72.6-79.2
GENDER
Male 459 41 7.4 5.0-10.8 60 11.7 8.6-15.6 358 80.9 76.2-84.9
Female 599 76 11.3 8.6-14.8 98 16.4 12.8-20.9 425 72.2 67.3-76.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 675 83 11.2 8.6-14.4 100 14.5 11.4-18.2 492 74.4 70.0-78.3
Non-Hispanic Black 273 21 6.3 3.8-10.4 37 12.2 8.2-17.8 215 81.5 75.3-86.5
Other 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 264 *** *** *** 44 18.1 12.4-25.5 201 76.3 68.6-82.5
55-64 294 39 13.3 9.3-18.6 45 13.3 9.2-18.8 210 73.4 66.8-79.2
65-74 308 26 7.5 4.8-11.6 43 12.4 8.6-17.5 239 80.1 74.3-84.9
75+ 190 31 10.6 6.8-16.1 26 13.3 8.4-20.3 133 76.2 68.1-82.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 129 *** *** *** 26 22.7 14.2-34.3 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 291 29 8.8 5.5-13.8 50 12.7 9.2-17.4 212 78.5 72.4-83.5
Some Post-H.S. 317 33 9.7 6.4-14.3 48 13.2 9.4-18.2 236 77.1 71.1-82.2
College Graduate 321 39 12.2 8.3-17.4 34 12.2 7.8-18.7 248 75.6 68.7-81.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 108 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 176 17 10.7 6.0-18.4 37 22.0 14.6-31.8 122 67.3 57.3-75.9
$25,000- 34,999 100 *** *** *** 15 13.6 7.8-22.7 77 81.7 72.2-88.5
$35,000- 49,999 132 *** *** *** *** *** *** 104 83.4 75.1-89.3
$50,000- 74,999 141 14 9.9 5.4-17.3 17 10.3 6.1-16.9 110 79.9 71.3-86.3
$75,000+ 199 28 12.6 7.9-19.5 16 8.8 5.2-14.7 155 78.6 70.9-84.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 448 59 11.3 8.2-15.4 122 26.4 21.3-32.3 267 62.3 56.2-68.1
No 609 58 8.4 6.1-11.4 36 5.5 3.7- 8.2 515 86.1 82.4-89.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 211 20 8.2 4.8-13.6 30 12.8 8.5-19.0 161 79.0 71.9-84.7
Non-Veteran 847 97 9.9 7.8-12.6 128 14.7 11.8-18.2 622 75.4 71.4-78.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 181 17 7.2 3.9-12.6 26 15.8 10.3-23.7 138 77.0 68.8-83.5
Rural 811 95 10.1 7.9-12.9 122 13.6 10.7-17.1 594 76.3 72.3-79.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 382 33 8.9 5.9-13.2 27 6.3 4.1- 9.6 322 84.8 79.9-88.6
Unemployed 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 460 52 8.6 6.2-11.8 61 11.8 8.8-15.6 347 79.6 75.1-83.6
Unable to Work 156 25 13.2 8.1-20.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 174 *** *** *** 39 19.3 12.8-27.9 119 70.8 61.4-78.7
151% to 200% 87 *** *** *** 15 15.6 8.8-26.1 66 79.6 68.7-87.3
More than 200% 500 60 10.9 8.0-14.6 49 8.8 6.4-11.9 391 80.4 75.9-84.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 362 38 7.3 4.9-10.7 60 14.4 10.0-20.3 264 78.3 72.1-83.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 473 50 8.9 6.4-12.3 73 15.3 11.6-19.9 350 75.8 70.8-80.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 223 29 13.6 8.9-20.1 25 12.6 8.0-19.2 169 73.8 66.1-80.3

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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