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
-MALES 1,535 153 9.8 8.1-11.6 179 12.4 10.5-14.7 1,203 77.8 75.1-80.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,060 116 10.9 8.9-13.3 124 12.6 10.2-15.4 820 76.5 73.2-79.5
Non-Hispanic Black 277 22 7.3 4.5-11.6 29 11.9 8.0-17.3 226 80.8 74.7-85.7
Other 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 408 28 7.7 5.1-11.5 47 12.9 9.1-18.0 333 79.4 73.8-84.0
55-64 441 41 9.6 6.8-13.4 45 9.2 6.6-12.7 355 81.2 76.6-85.1
65-74 431 54 11.7 8.7-15.6 48 13.3 9.5-18.4 329 75.0 69.5-79.8
75+ 252 29 10.5 6.7-16.1 39 17.5 12.5-24.1 184 72.0 64.7-78.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 153 13 8.6 4.7-15.3 30 22.9 15.1-33.3 110 68.5 58.2-77.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 383 31 9.6 6.4-14.1 41 10.3 7.4-14.3 311 80.1 74.8-84.5
Some Post-H.S. 425 42 8.8 6.3-12.2 54 12.4 9.3-16.3 329 78.7 74.1-82.8
College Graduate 570 65 11.1 8.5-14.5 53 8.9 6.6-11.9 452 80.0 76.0-83.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 198 21 12.3 7.3-20.0 21 13.3 7.8-21.6 156 74.4 65.2-81.9
$25,000- 34,999 123 *** *** *** 25 23.0 14.6-34.2 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 155 19 12.7 7.9-19.8 19 13.7 8.3-21.7 117 73.5 64.6-80.9
$50,000- 74,999 224 23 10.2 6.5-15.7 26 10.9 7.2-16.2 175 78.9 72.3-84.3
$75,000+ 511 54 9.6 7.0-13.0 38 7.6 5.3-10.6 419 82.8 78.7-86.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 538 65 12.0 9.1-15.8 124 25.3 20.7-30.4 349 62.7 57.3-67.8
No 990 87 8.4 6.6-10.6 55 5.5 4.1- 7.3 848 86.1 83.5-88.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 479 50 9.9 7.1-13.7 66 13.9 10.6-18.0 363 76.2 71.3-80.5
Non-Veteran 1,053 103 9.7 7.8-12.0 113 11.9 9.5-14.7 837 78.4 75.1-81.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 449 37 8.3 5.8-11.6 53 11.6 8.7-15.3 359 80.2 75.7-84.0
Regional City or Suburban County 396 54 13.1 9.6-17.5 41 10.6 7.6-14.6 301 76.3 71.1-80.9
Rural 690 62 8.6 6.4-11.5 85 14.4 11.0-18.7 543 77.0 72.4-81.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 729 64 9.4 7.2-12.1 53 7.1 5.3- 9.4 612 83.5 80.2-86.4
Unemployed 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** 55 84.4 72.1-91.9
Retired 588 69 10.5 8.0-13.8 72 13.8 10.5-17.9 447 75.7 71.1-79.8
Unable to Work 143 15 11.2 6.1-19.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 107 *** *** *** 18 18.8 10.7-30.9 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 151 16 12.3 6.9-21.1 22 17.1 10.7-26.2 113 70.6 60.4-79.1
151% to 200% 119 15 14.5 8.1-24.5 15 16.5 9.0-28.2 *** *** ***
More than 200% 886 92 9.8 7.8-12.2 88 9.8 7.8-12.3 706 80.4 77.2-83.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 450 40 9.0 6.4-12.5 43 9.7 6.8-13.8 367 81.3 76.5-85.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 487 42 8.4 5.8-12.0 72 15.8 12.0-20.5 373 75.8 70.6-80.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 598 71 11.3 8.7-14.5 64 11.2 8.5-14.6 463 77.5 73.3-81.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 477 63 13.1 9.9-17.0 52 12.7 9.3-17.1 362 74.3 69.2-78.8
2nd Quartile 379 36 9.1 6.3-13.0 53 13.4 9.7-18.2 290 77.5 72.1-82.1
3rd Quartile 432 39 9.2 6.4-13.0 50 12.0 8.7-16.2 343 78.8 73.8-83.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 247 15 4.6 2.5- 8.2 24 10.5 6.3-17.1 208 84.9 78.1-89.9

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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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