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
-FEMALES 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
Non-Hispanic White 1,418 191 14.4 12.2-17.1 197 14.4 12.1-16.9 1,030 71.2 68.0-74.2
Non-Hispanic Black 404 39 8.7 5.9-12.6 44 10.9 7.5-15.5 321 80.4 75.0-84.9
Other 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 469 52 11.0 8.1-14.8 41 7.2 5.1-10.1 376 81.8 77.5-85.4
55-64 554 70 13.3 10.0-17.5 81 14.2 10.9-18.2 403 72.5 67.5-77.0
65-74 592 81 13.3 10.3-17.0 84 14.2 11.1-18.0 427 72.5 67.8-76.7
75+ 403 50 13.7 9.1-20.0 60 20.7 15.2-27.6 293 65.6 58.3-72.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 186 24 17.4 10.8-27.0 41 21.6 14.8-30.4 121 60.9 51.0-70.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 497 65 11.7 8.6-15.5 71 15.1 11.3-19.8 361 73.3 67.9-78.0
Some Post-H.S. 582 83 13.8 10.8-17.5 84 13.4 10.5-16.9 415 72.8 68.3-76.9
College Graduate 757 85 11.3 8.9-14.3 72 8.4 6.6-10.8 600 80.3 76.8-83.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 177 24 16.9 9.8-27.6 46 26.8 19.0-36.4 107 56.3 46.1-65.9
$15,000- 24,999 290 38 12.6 7.7-20.0 47 15.0 10.3-21.4 205 72.3 64.4-79.1
$25,000- 34,999 174 23 12.9 7.7-20.9 25 14.1 9.1-21.3 126 73.0 63.9-80.5
$35,000- 49,999 231 33 14.5 9.8-20.9 29 14.0 8.8-21.5 169 71.4 63.4-78.4
$50,000- 74,999 217 29 13.2 8.7-19.6 20 10.5 5.9-18.0 168 76.3 68.2-82.8
$75,000+ 475 39 7.7 5.4-10.8 42 8.2 5.8-11.5 394 84.1 80.0-87.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 734 106 14.9 11.6-19.0 196 29.8 25.5-34.5 432 55.3 50.5-60.1
No 1,287 151 12.1 10.0-14.5 72 5.1 3.8- 6.6 1,064 82.9 80.2-85.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,966 247 12.8 10.9-14.8 257 13.2 11.4-15.3 1,462 74.0 71.4-76.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 519 71 13.9 10.8-17.8 60 10.8 8.1-14.3 388 75.3 70.6-79.4
Regional City or Suburban County 564 65 12.5 9.3-16.7 68 12.9 9.6-17.2 431 74.6 69.5-79.1
Rural 942 122 12.8 10.1-16.1 140 16.0 13.1-19.4 680 71.2 67.1-75.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 731 75 10.2 7.9-13.2 53 6.7 4.9- 9.0 603 83.1 79.7-86.1
Unemployed 97 18 20.9 12.5-32.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 884 117 12.8 10.0-16.2 125 16.9 13.6-20.9 642 70.3 65.8-74.3
Unable to Work 202 35 20.2 13.3-29.5 77 33.2 25.9-41.4 90 46.6 37.9-55.6
Other not in Labor Force 103 *** *** *** *** *** *** 87 81.2 69.9-88.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 192 21 12.8 7.2-21.7 41 20.1 13.8-28.5 130 67.1 57.3-75.7
101% to 150% 202 33 15.9 9.5-25.4 30 14.9 9.3-22.9 139 69.3 59.4-77.6
151% to 200% 186 23 14.9 9.2-23.1 28 13.6 8.9-20.5 135 71.5 62.6-78.9
More than 200% 936 100 9.7 7.8-12.1 96 10.5 8.2-13.4 740 79.7 76.4-82.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 594 85 13.5 10.4-17.3 86 16.2 12.6-20.6 423 70.3 65.3-74.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 653 76 12.0 9.0-15.8 94 15.1 11.9-19.1 483 72.9 68.2-77.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 778 97 13.7 10.9-17.1 88 10.9 8.4-13.9 593 75.5 71.4-79.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 631 75 12.1 9.4-15.6 80 12.3 9.3-15.9 476 75.6 71.2-79.6
2nd Quartile 535 65 14.6 10.9-19.2 69 13.2 10.0-17.3 401 72.2 67.0-76.9
3rd Quartile 544 70 11.9 9.1-15.4 74 13.4 10.3-17.3 400 74.7 70.0-78.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 315 48 13.7 9.6-19.3 45 18.5 13.0-25.6 222 67.8 60.4-74.5

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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