2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls (Age 45+)

How many of these falls caused an injury that limited your regular activities for at least a day or caused you to go to 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 850 315 36.7 32.7-40.9 535 63.3 59.1-67.3
GENDER
Male 331 109 34.0 28.0-40.5 222 66.0 59.5-72.0
Female 519 206 38.7 33.4-44.2 313 61.3 55.8-66.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 622 227 37.2 32.5-42.1 395 62.8 57.9-67.5
Non-Hispanic Black 132 48 31.4 23.0-41.2 84 68.6 58.8-77.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 15 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 168 61 33.2 25.5-41.9 107 66.8 58.1-74.5
55-64 237 87 35.6 28.4-43.6 150 64.4 56.4-71.6
65-74 264 95 40.2 32.9-48.0 169 59.8 52.0-67.1
75+ 177 69 36.2 27.4-46.0 108 63.8 54.0-72.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 205 73 32.9 25.2-41.5 132 67.1 58.5-74.8
Some Post-H.S. 262 111 45.6 38.7-52.8 151 54.4 47.2-61.3
College Graduate 273 89 32.3 26.2-39.2 184 67.7 60.8-73.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 487 213 43.8 38.1-49.6 274 56.2 50.4-61.9
No 361 101 27.0 21.9-32.7 260 73.0 67.3-78.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 135 48 39.5 30.0-49.9 87 60.5 50.1-70.0
Non-Veteran 713 267 36.4 32.0-41.0 446 63.6 59.0-68.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 243 73 29.1 23.1-36.0 170 70.9 64.0-76.9
Unemployed 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 380 135 37.3 31.0-44.0 245 62.7 56.0-69.0
Unable to Work 171 86 46.1 36.4-56.0 85 53.9 44.0-63.6
Other not in Labor Force 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 125 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 173 56 32.6 25.1-41.1 117 67.4 58.9-74.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 171 53 27.3 20.2-35.8 118 72.7 64.2-79.8
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 376 125 35.3 29.6-41.4 251 64.7 58.6-70.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 171 53 27.3 20.2-35.8 118 72.7 64.2-79.8
HOUSING
Own 650 232 36.3 31.8-41.1 418 63.7 58.9-68.2
Rent 158 67 39.7 31.1-49.0 91 60.3 51.0-68.9
Other arrangement 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 218 77 36.8 29.7-44.4 141 63.2 55.6-70.3
Regional City or Suburban County 226 93 42.4 34.6-50.6 133 57.6 49.4-65.4
Rural 406 145 32.7 26.9-39.1 261 67.3 60.9-73.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 253 93 31.0 24.6-38.3 160 69.0 61.7-75.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 283 98 33.8 27.2-41.1 185 66.2 58.9-72.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 314 124 42.4 35.8-49.2 190 57.6 50.8-64.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 265 98 42.9 35.6-50.5 167 57.1 49.5-64.4
2nd Quartile 221 74 29.4 22.8-36.9 147 70.6 63.1-77.2
3rd Quartile 233 91 42.4 34.8-50.4 142 57.6 49.6-65.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 131 52 28.7 20.5-38.7 79 71.3 61.3-79.5

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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 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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