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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 1,221 144 11.9 9.9-14.4 165 11.7 9.8-13.9 912 76.4 73.4-79.1
GENDER
Male 555 56 9.0 6.5-12.3 69 11.7 8.8-15.3 430 79.3 75.0-83.1
Female 666 88 14.6 11.5-18.3 96 11.7 9.3-14.5 482 73.8 69.6-77.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 876 113 13.1 10.6-16.2 113 11.8 9.5-14.6 650 75.1 71.4-78.4
Non-Hispanic Black 238 22 8.8 5.5-13.8 32 9.9 6.8-14.3 184 81.2 75.3-86.0
Other 107 *** *** *** 20 15.3 9.5-23.7 78 76.2 66.1-84.1
AGE
45-54 338 32 9.0 5.9-13.4 38 8.8 6.2-12.3 268 82.3 77.3-86.3
55-64 337 39 13.2 9.5-18.0 56 14.6 10.7-19.5 242 72.2 66.4-77.4
65-74 336 34 12.0 7.7-18.2 41 9.9 6.9-13.8 261 78.2 71.8-83.4
75+ 203 34 13.0 8.9-18.6 28 14.6 9.4-21.8 141 72.4 64.4-79.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 130 *** *** *** 25 17.1 11.1-25.4 90 71.6 61.2-80.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 293 25 9.3 6.0-14.3 37 10.1 7.0-14.4 231 80.5 74.8-85.2
Some Post-H.S. 324 48 14.9 10.8-20.3 46 12.3 8.7-17.0 230 72.8 66.7-78.2
College Graduate 470 55 11.2 8.5-14.7 57 9.9 7.4-13.1 358 78.9 74.7-82.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 157 15 10.8 6.1-18.4 28 18.5 12.3-26.9 114 70.7 61.3-78.6
$25,000- 34,999 102 14 11.9 6.7-20.2 21 16.4 9.9-25.8 67 71.7 61.2-80.3
$35,000- 49,999 125 19 13.0 7.9-20.7 14 9.8 5.5-16.9 92 77.1 68.2-84.1
$50,000- 74,999 169 14 8.6 4.8-14.7 *** *** *** 139 82.5 74.0-88.7
$75,000+ 344 36 10.1 7.0-14.3 30 7.6 5.1-11.0 278 82.4 77.5-86.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 422 66 15.3 11.6-19.8 123 26.6 21.9-32.0 233 58.1 52.2-63.7
No 794 78 10.4 7.9-13.4 42 4.4 3.1- 6.1 674 85.3 82.0-88.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 170 22 11.6 7.4-17.9 33 21.2 14.1-30.7 115 67.1 57.8-75.3
Non-Veteran 1,051 122 12.0 9.7-14.7 132 10.3 8.5-12.4 797 77.7 74.6-80.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 580 67 11.2 8.6-14.5 69 10.8 8.1-14.2 444 78.0 73.8-81.7
Regional City or Suburban County 319 40 12.7 8.8-18.0 43 10.5 7.4-14.6 236 76.9 70.9-81.9
Rural 322 37 12.3 8.3-17.9 53 14.4 10.6-19.3 232 73.2 67.0-78.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 525 55 11.2 8.3-15.0 39 6.5 4.6- 9.0 431 82.3 78.2-85.8
Unemployed 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 493 65 11.9 8.8-15.9 74 13.9 10.7-18.0 354 74.1 69.1-78.6
Unable to Work 113 16 15.3 8.8-25.2 40 28.6 19.4-39.9 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 162 14 9.3 5.2-16.1 31 19.2 13.1-27.3 117 71.5 62.7-78.9
151% to 200% 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 659 73 10.5 8.1-13.4 69 8.7 6.6-11.5 517 80.8 77.1-84.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** 62 82.7 71.2-90.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 545 73 14.5 11.0-18.8 81 12.5 9.8-15.9 391 73.0 68.2-77.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 597 65 10.1 7.7-13.1 73 11.0 8.4-14.4 459 78.9 74.9-82.4

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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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