2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls (Age 45+)

How many of these falls caused an injury that limited your regular activities by at least a day?*
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%)
TOTAL 752 307 39.5 35.1-44.2 445 60.5 55.8-64.9
GENDER
Male 286 97 32.3 25.8-39.5 189 67.7 60.5-74.2
Female 466 210 44.3 38.4-50.2 256 55.7 49.8-61.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 558 217 38.3 33.2-43.7 341 61.7 56.3-66.8
Non-Hispanic Black 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 161 78 52.7 42.8-62.4 83 47.3 37.6-57.2
55-64 220 83 33.4 26.2-41.4 137 66.6 58.6-73.8
65-74 207 79 31.0 23.8-39.4 128 69.0 60.6-76.2
75+ 158 61 42.1 32.4-52.5 97 57.9 47.5-67.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 182 85 43.3 34.4-52.7 97 56.7 47.3-65.6
Some Post-H.S. 224 94 36.9 29.4-45.1 130 63.1 54.9-70.6
College Graduate 243 83 34.1 27.1-42.0 160 65.9 58.0-72.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 130 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 84 25 23.1 14.7-34.3 59 76.9 65.7-85.3
$50,000-74,999 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 138 45 31.0 22.5-41.1 93 69.0 58.9-77.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 140 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 472 223 47.0 41.2-53.0 249 53.0 47.0-58.8
No 280 84 27.6 21.5-34.6 196 72.4 65.4-78.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 629 270 41.2 36.3-46.3 359 58.8 53.7-63.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 147 62 40.2 31.3-49.8 85 59.8 50.2-68.7
Regional City or Suburban County 169 67 36.2 27.9-45.4 102 63.8 54.6-72.1
Rural 436 178 41.1 34.8-47.6 258 58.9 52.4-65.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 188 59 29.9 22.6-38.3 129 70.1 61.7-77.4
Unemployed 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 340 129 38.2 31.6-45.2 211 61.8 54.8-68.4
Unable to Work 178 99 51.1 41.0-61.1 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 133 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 325 112 31.3 25.5-37.8 213 68.7 62.2-74.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 140 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 168 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 333 136 38.1 31.7-45.0 197 61.9 55.0-68.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 251 102 40.4 33.2-48.1 149 59.6 51.9-66.8

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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 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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