2018 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 2,883 353 11.7 10.2-13.3 413 12.8 11.4-14.4 2,117 75.5 73.4-77.5
GENDER
Male 1,287 126 8.8 7.0-11.0 163 11.8 9.7-14.3 998 79.4 76.4-82.1
Female 1,596 227 14.2 12.0-16.6 250 13.7 11.7-15.8 1,119 72.2 69.3-74.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,073 276 12.7 10.9-14.7 294 13.0 11.3-15.0 1,503 74.3 71.8-76.6
Non-Hispanic Black 534 46 7.7 5.4-10.8 72 10.9 8.4-14.2 416 81.4 77.3-84.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 111 12 10.6 4.8-21.8 13 10.7 5.8-18.7 86 78.7 67.6-86.7
AGE
45-54 729 64 8.3 6.0-11.3 97 11.4 8.9-14.4 568 80.3 76.5-83.6
55-64 797 95 13.2 10.5-16.4 131 14.5 11.7-17.8 571 72.4 68.3-76.1
65-74 835 101 12.2 9.2-15.9 107 10.7 8.5-13.3 627 77.2 73.1-80.8
75+ 511 84 12.4 9.5-16.1 75 15.5 11.7-20.1 352 72.1 66.8-76.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 325 43 10.6 6.8-16.1 60 18.5 13.7-24.4 222 70.9 64.0-77.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 732 70 10.0 7.4-13.3 116 11.7 9.4-14.4 546 78.4 74.5-81.8
Some Post-H.S. 813 110 13.4 10.6-16.8 117 12.8 10.2-15.9 586 73.8 69.7-77.5
College Graduate 1,010 129 11.9 9.8-14.5 120 10.9 8.8-13.4 761 77.2 74.0-80.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 252 31 12.1 6.9-20.3 77 28.8 21.8-37.0 144 59.1 50.4-67.3
$15,000- 24,999 424 47 11.6 8.2-16.3 82 19.5 15.0-25.0 295 68.8 62.7-74.4
$25,000- 34,999 259 27 9.3 5.9-14.2 47 15.5 11.0-21.4 185 75.2 68.5-81.0
$35,000- 49,999 325 46 12.3 8.7-17.1 39 9.9 6.8-14.2 240 77.7 72.0-82.6
$50,000-74,999 387 37 8.9 6.0-12.9 45 10.6 7.0-15.6 305 80.6 74.9-85.2
$75,000+ 691 81 10.8 8.3-14.1 58 8.0 6.0-10.6 552 81.2 77.4-84.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 546 84 15.4 11.5-20.1 65 9.9 7.4-13.3 397 74.7 69.5-79.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,102 164 14.1 11.7-17.0 315 26.9 23.6-30.4 623 59.0 55.1-62.8
No 1,775 189 10.3 8.6-12.4 98 4.8 3.8- 6.0 1,488 84.9 82.6-86.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 483 51 10.3 7.4-14.2 74 17.0 12.7-22.4 358 72.7 66.9-77.7
Non-Veteran 2,401 302 11.9 10.3-13.7 339 12.1 10.6-13.7 1,760 76.0 73.8-78.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 646 72 11.2 8.6-14.3 79 11.2 8.6-14.4 495 77.6 73.6-81.2
Regional City or Suburban County 650 75 11.5 8.6-15.2 95 12.9 10.3-16.2 480 75.6 71.2-79.5
Rural 1,588 206 12.1 10.1-14.5 239 13.7 11.6-16.0 1,143 74.2 71.2-77.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,119 109 10.7 8.6-13.4 83 6.4 5.0- 8.2 927 82.9 79.9-85.4
Unemployed 74 *** *** *** 13 15.4 8.7-26.0 *** *** ***
Retired 1,244 167 11.5 9.4-14.0 176 13.6 11.4-16.2 901 74.9 71.6-77.9
Unable to Work 345 54 15.1 10.8-20.7 130 34.6 28.1-41.8 161 50.3 43.1-57.5
Other not in Labor Force 91 15 16.5 9.0-28.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 166 24 14.2 7.5-25.3 43 25.9 18.2-35.5 99 59.9 49.0-69.9
101% to 150% 427 46 10.1 7.0-14.4 88 19.0 14.7-24.2 293 70.9 65.1-76.1
151% to 200% 208 22 11.4 7.1-17.9 38 14.7 10.0-20.9 148 73.9 66.3-80.4
More than 200% 1,472 172 10.7 8.9-12.8 156 9.4 7.8-11.4 1,144 79.8 77.2-82.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 546 84 15.4 11.5-20.1 65 9.9 7.4-13.3 397 74.7 69.5-79.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 624 68 8.7 6.4-11.7 106 14.0 10.7-18.2 450 77.3 72.6-81.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,210 161 13.1 10.7-15.9 177 13.2 11.1-15.6 872 73.7 70.4-76.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,050 124 11.2 9.1-13.7 130 11.9 9.7-14.5 796 76.9 73.7-79.9

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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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