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%)
North Carolina 850 315 36.7 32.7-40.9 535 63.3 59.1-67.3
-FEMALES 519 206 38.7 33.4-44.2 313 61.3 55.8-66.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 383 150 39.2 33.1-45.7 233 60.8 54.3-66.9
Non-Hispanic Black 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 151 65 42.1 32.5-52.4 86 57.9 47.6-67.5
65-74 162 58 38.7 29.8-48.4 104 61.3 51.6-70.2
75+ 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 134 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 166 70 44.4 35.6-53.6 96 55.6 46.4-64.4
College Graduate 155 55 37.0 28.4-46.5 100 63.0 53.5-71.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 298 135 44.1 36.6-51.8 163 55.9 48.2-63.4
No 220 70 31.4 24.5-39.3 150 68.6 60.7-75.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 497 196 38.2 32.8-43.9 301 61.8 56.1-67.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 128 47 39.4 30.0-49.8 81 60.6 50.2-70.0
Regional City or Suburban County 131 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 260 107 37.2 29.9-45.2 153 62.8 54.8-70.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 127 52 40.2 30.7-50.6 75 59.8 49.4-69.3
Unemployed 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 240 82 34.0 26.3-42.6 158 66.0 57.4-73.7
Unable to Work 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 15 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 196 74 40.2 31.9-49.2 122 59.8 50.8-68.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 170 63 31.6 23.6-40.8 107 68.4 59.2-76.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 169 68 37.8 29.0-47.4 101 62.2 52.6-71.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 180 75 43.7 34.9-53.0 105 56.3 47.0-65.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 150 63 48.9 39.1-58.8 87 51.1 41.2-60.9
2nd Quartile 133 48 31.1 22.4-41.3 85 68.9 58.7-77.6
3rd Quartile 144 58 41.1 31.7-51.1 86 58.9 48.9-68.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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 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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