2020 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 3,560 411 11.5 10.3-12.9 447 13.0 11.6-14.5 2,702 75.5 73.6-77.2
-Eastern NC 1,340 144 10.9 8.8-13.3 154 12.6 10.3-15.3 1,042 76.6 73.3-79.5
GENDER
Male 592 47 8.0 5.8-10.9 59 11.6 8.3-16.0 486 80.4 75.8-84.4
Female 748 97 13.7 10.5-17.7 95 13.5 10.5-17.0 556 72.9 68.3-77.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 847 102 13.1 10.3-16.5 95 11.3 8.7-14.5 650 75.6 71.5-79.3
Non-Hispanic Black 337 27 6.5 4.1-10.1 40 15.4 10.7-21.7 270 78.1 71.6-83.4
Other 156 *** *** *** 19 13.1 7.9-21.0 122 79.4 71.0-85.9
AGE
45-54 294 25 7.3 4.6-11.4 34 11.8 8.1-16.9 235 80.9 75.2-85.5
55-64 389 44 11.6 7.9-16.5 39 9.3 6.2-13.8 306 79.1 73.3-84.0
65-74 407 42 10.3 7.2-14.5 45 13.1 8.7-19.3 320 76.6 70.2-81.9
75+ 246 30 14.1 8.4-22.7 35 18.7 12.5-27.1 181 67.2 58.0-75.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 131 16 18.6 10.5-30.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 371 33 6.1 4.1- 9.2 40 12.1 8.4-17.3 298 81.7 76.3-86.1
Some Post-H.S. 414 49 10.9 8.0-14.6 51 11.1 8.1-15.1 314 78.0 73.2-82.2
College Graduate 418 44 11.6 8.4-15.9 36 7.7 5.1-11.4 338 80.7 75.7-84.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 527 70 13.6 10.1-18.1 115 24.6 19.7-30.2 342 61.8 56.0-67.4
No 811 74 9.2 6.8-12.2 39 4.9 3.3- 7.2 698 85.9 82.5-88.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 244 22 8.6 5.3-13.5 32 13.5 9.1-19.7 190 77.9 70.9-83.6
Non-Veteran 1,096 122 11.4 9.1-14.3 122 12.3 9.8-15.4 852 76.2 72.6-79.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 505 41 7.3 5.2-10.3 24 4.7 3.0- 7.2 440 88.0 84.4-90.8
Unemployed 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 585 67 11.3 8.1-15.5 73 15.7 11.6-20.9 445 73.0 67.4-78.0
Unable to Work 158 24 17.7 10.5-28.2 50 30.7 22.1-40.9 84 51.6 41.3-61.8
Other not in Labor Force 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 186 22 10.5 6.3-17.1 26 17.1 9.8-28.0 138 72.4 61.9-80.9
$25,000- 34,999 120 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 148 22 15.9 10.4-23.6 *** *** *** 114 75.5 66.5-82.6
$50,000- 74,999 163 19 9.2 5.6-14.7 *** *** *** 134 85.8 79.3-90.5
$75,000+ 338 27 7.7 4.9-11.8 28 8.3 5.3-12.6 283 84.1 78.8-88.3
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 28 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 129 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 136 *** *** *** 22 19.0 11.1-30.8 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 120 15 12.1 6.8-20.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 652 65 8.9 6.8-11.7 55 7.9 5.8-10.8 532 83.1 79.5-86.2
HOUSING
Own 1,053 112 11.1 8.8-13.9 113 12.1 9.6-15.2 828 76.8 73.2-80.1
Rent 213 26 9.7 6.3-14.6 32 16.1 10.9-23.2 155 74.2 66.6-80.5
Other arrangement 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 132 14 15.7 8.9-26.3 17 11.9 6.9-19.7 101 72.4 61.9-80.9
Regional City or Suburban County 350 42 14.9 10.1-21.5 40 10.7 7.4-15.1 268 74.4 67.7-80.1
Rural 858 88 8.4 6.6-10.7 97 13.5 10.4-17.3 673 78.1 74.1-81.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 851 96 10.3 8.1-12.9 103 13.5 10.7-17.0 652 76.2 72.3-79.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 177 14 7.2 4.1-12.4 18 13.9 7.7-23.6 145 78.9 69.5-86.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 312 34 14.5 9.3-21.9 33 9.5 5.9-15.0 245 76.0 68.4-82.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 288 27 11.0 7.2-16.4 37 14.5 9.4-21.7 224 74.5 67.1-80.7
2nd Quartile 153 20 17.6 10.0-29.3 *** *** *** 120 75.3 64.2-83.8
3rd Quartile 392 41 10.4 7.4-14.4 43 11.7 8.1-16.7 308 77.9 72.3-82.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 507 56 8.4 6.1-11.5 61 14.6 10.6-19.7 390 77.0 71.6-81.6

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2020 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4Quartile of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index
(https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/placeandhealth/svi/index.html) for respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 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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