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%)
TOTAL 3,560 411 11.5 10.3-12.9 447 13.0 11.6-14.5 2,702 75.5 73.6-77.2
GENDER
Male 1,535 153 9.8 8.1-11.6 179 12.4 10.5-14.7 1,203 77.8 75.1-80.3
Female 2,025 258 13.1 11.2-15.1 268 13.5 11.7-15.5 1,499 73.5 70.9-75.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,478 307 12.8 11.2-14.6 321 13.6 11.9-15.4 1,850 73.6 71.3-75.8
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
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 100 11 5.7 2.9-10.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 168 16 8.3 4.8-13.9 15 9.0 5.1-15.6 137 82.7 75.3-88.2
AGE
45-54 877 80 9.4 7.4-11.9 88 10.0 7.7-12.8 709 80.6 77.2-83.6
55-64 995 111 11.6 9.3-14.3 126 11.8 9.6-14.4 758 76.7 73.3-79.7
65-74 1,023 135 12.6 10.4-15.2 132 13.8 11.3-16.8 756 73.6 70.1-76.9
75+ 655 79 12.4 9.1-16.6 99 19.4 15.4-24.2 477 68.2 62.9-73.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 339 37 13.2 9.0-19.0 71 22.2 16.8-28.8 231 64.5 57.5-71.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 880 96 10.7 8.4-13.5 112 12.8 10.3-15.9 672 76.5 72.8-79.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,007 125 11.6 9.5-14.0 138 12.9 10.7-15.5 744 75.5 72.3-78.4
College Graduate 1,327 150 11.2 9.4-13.4 125 8.6 7.1-10.5 1,052 80.1 77.6-82.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,272 171 13.6 11.2-16.3 320 27.6 24.4-31.1 781 58.8 55.2-62.4
No 2,277 238 10.4 9.0-12.0 127 5.3 4.3- 6.4 1,912 84.3 82.5-86.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 536 59 10.7 7.9-14.4 77 14.8 11.6-18.7 400 74.5 69.7-78.7
Non-Veteran 3,019 350 11.6 10.2-13.1 370 12.7 11.2-14.3 2,299 75.7 73.7-77.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,460 139 9.8 8.1-11.7 106 6.9 5.6- 8.5 1,215 83.3 81.0-85.4
Unemployed 163 20 12.9 7.9-20.3 15 9.1 5.2-15.5 128 78.0 69.6-84.6
Retired 1,472 186 11.9 9.9-14.2 197 15.6 13.1-18.4 1,089 72.6 69.4-75.5
Unable to Work 345 50 15.9 11.2-22.0 122 33.5 27.3-40.3 173 50.6 43.7-57.5
Other not in Labor Force 106 11 10.4 5.6-18.6 *** *** *** 88 80.1 69.0-87.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 259 30 12.6 7.6-20.2 70 27.0 20.6-34.4 159 60.4 52.3-68.1
$15,000- 24,999 488 59 12.5 8.8-17.5 68 14.3 10.5-19.1 361 73.2 67.4-78.4
$25,000- 34,999 297 33 10.7 7.1-16.0 50 18.1 13.2-24.4 214 71.1 64.1-77.3
$35,000- 49,999 386 52 13.7 10.2-18.2 48 13.9 9.9-19.1 286 72.4 66.5-77.6
$50,000-74,999 441 52 11.6 8.5-15.6 46 10.7 7.6-14.9 343 77.7 72.6-82.0
$75,000+ 986 93 8.7 6.9-10.9 80 7.9 6.2-10.0 813 83.4 80.6-85.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 703 92 13.5 10.7-16.9 85 13.5 10.3-17.4 526 73.0 68.5-77.1
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 299 30 10.1 6.2-15.9 59 19.6 14.3-26.3 210 70.3 62.9-76.8
101% to 150% 353 49 14.2 9.7-20.4 52 15.9 11.4-21.6 252 69.9 62.9-76.0
151% to 200% 305 38 14.7 10.2-20.7 43 14.8 10.3-20.8 224 70.5 63.4-76.6
More than 200% 1,822 192 9.8 8.3-11.4 184 10.2 8.6-12.0 1,446 80.1 77.8-82.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 703 92 13.5 10.7-16.9 85 13.5 10.3-17.4 526 73.0 68.5-77.1
HOUSING
Own 2,797 326 11.7 10.3-13.3 329 12.4 10.9-14.0 2,142 75.9 73.9-77.9
Rent 599 68 10.6 8.0-14.0 92 14.4 11.5-18.0 439 75.0 70.6-78.9
Other arrangement 145 15 10.3 5.5-18.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 968 108 11.2 9.1-13.8 113 11.2 9.1-13.6 747 77.6 74.4-80.5
Regional City or Suburban County 960 119 12.8 10.3-15.7 109 11.9 9.5-14.7 732 75.4 71.7-78.6
Rural 1,632 184 10.8 9.0-13.0 225 15.2 12.9-17.9 1,223 73.9 70.9-76.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,044 125 11.3 9.2-13.8 129 13.0 10.6-15.9 790 75.7 72.3-78.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,140 118 10.4 8.3-12.9 166 15.4 12.9-18.4 856 74.2 70.8-77.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,376 168 12.6 10.6-14.9 152 11.0 9.1-13.2 1,056 76.4 73.5-79.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,108 138 12.5 10.4-15.1 132 12.4 10.1-15.2 838 75.0 71.7-78.0
2nd Quartile 914 101 12.2 9.7-15.2 122 13.3 10.8-16.3 691 74.5 70.8-77.9
3rd Quartile 976 109 10.6 8.5-13.1 124 12.7 10.4-15.5 743 76.7 73.3-79.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 562 63 8.9 6.5-12.1 69 14.3 10.7-19.0 430 76.8 71.7-81.1

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

2Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. 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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