2020 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%)
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
-Non-Hispanic Black 681 61 8.0 5.9-10.7 73 11.4 8.7-14.7 547 80.6 76.7-84.0
GENDER
Male 277 22 7.3 4.5-11.6 29 11.9 8.0-17.3 226 80.8 74.7-85.7
Female 404 39 8.7 5.9-12.6 44 10.9 7.5-15.5 321 80.4 75.0-84.9
AGE
45-54 167 *** *** *** 18 9.6 5.7-15.7 140 85.3 78.1-90.4
55-64 197 22 9.8 6.1-15.6 20 8.2 4.7-13.8 155 82.0 74.9-87.4
65-74 210 21 9.7 5.9-15.6 20 12.5 7.4-20.4 169 77.7 69.4-84.3
75+ 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 198 22 10.7 6.5-17.1 22 11.7 7.1-18.9 154 77.5 69.3-84.1
Some Post-H.S. 202 16 5.1 2.9- 8.7 24 11.1 7.2-16.7 162 83.8 77.7-88.5
College Graduate 199 17 8.5 4.8-14.7 *** *** *** 170 85.2 78.0-90.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 125 *** *** *** *** *** *** 102 81.2 69.8-89.0
$25,000- 34,999 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 130 *** *** *** *** *** *** 115 88.3 80.4-93.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 248 26 9.3 5.8-14.4 55 25.1 18.7-32.8 167 65.7 57.7-72.8
No 432 35 7.4 5.0-10.9 18 4.5 2.6- 7.6 379 88.1 83.9-91.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 114 *** *** *** 16 17.3 10.5-27.2 87 75.2 64.7-83.3
Non-Veteran 567 50 8.1 5.8-11.2 57 10.0 7.3-13.7 460 81.9 77.5-85.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 220 20 7.8 4.8-12.5 18 7.8 4.7-12.7 182 84.4 78.4-89.0
Regional City or Suburban County 189 17 9.2 5.1-15.8 21 11.5 7.0-18.3 151 79.3 71.2-85.7
Rural 272 24 7.3 4.4-12.0 34 15.4 10.2-22.5 214 77.3 69.9-83.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 238 16 7.3 4.1-12.5 *** *** *** 216 90.7 85.1-94.3
Unemployed 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 289 24 6.9 4.2-11.1 33 15.2 10.3-21.7 232 77.9 71.0-83.6
Unable to Work 100 15 11.5 6.6-19.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 24 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 288 22 5.6 3.4- 9.2 23 8.2 5.1-12.9 243 86.1 80.9-90.1
HOUSING
Own 434 36 6.7 4.5- 9.7 41 11.3 8.0-15.7 357 82.0 77.2-86.0
Rent 204 22 11.7 7.0-19.0 28 11.8 7.7-17.7 154 76.5 68.5-82.9
Other arrangement 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 288 28 8.9 5.5-14.1 35 14.6 9.8-21.3 225 76.5 69.2-82.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 186 16 7.3 4.1-12.9 21 11.8 7.2-18.8 149 80.9 73.2-86.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 207 17 7.8 4.6-12.8 17 8.4 5.0-13.7 173 83.9 77.4-88.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 115 *** *** *** 14 13.2 7.3-22.6 93 81.0 70.9-88.2
2nd Quartile 160 15 8.5 4.8-14.6 14 9.0 5.0-15.5 131 82.5 74.8-88.3
3rd Quartile 242 23 9.5 6.0-14.8 23 9.2 5.8-14.4 196 81.3 74.8-86.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 164 *** *** *** 22 17.1 10.1-27.6 127 75.7 65.1-83.9

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

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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