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
-MALES 331 109 34.0 28.0-40.5 222 66.0 59.5-72.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 239 77 34.2 27.2-42.0 162 65.8 58.0-72.8
Non-Hispanic Black 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 12 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 118 34 27.0 19.0-36.9 84 73.0 63.1-81.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 92 25 27.4 18.3-38.8 67 72.6 61.2-81.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 189 78 43.4 34.7-52.5 111 56.6 47.5-65.3
No 141 31 20.4 14.0-28.7 110 79.6 71.3-86.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 115 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 216 71 32.9 25.7-41.0 145 67.1 59.0-74.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 146 38 26.4 17.8-37.3 108 73.6 62.7-82.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 116 21 18.9 12.3-28.0 95 81.1 72.0-87.7
Unemployed 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 140 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 10 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 180 51 30.5 23.3-38.9 129 69.5 61.1-76.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 134 49 40.6 31.2-50.7 85 59.4 49.3-68.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 115 *** *** *** *** *** ***
2nd Quartile 88 26 26.6 17.8-37.9 62 73.4 62.1-82.2
3rd Quartile 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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