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%)
TOTAL 3,560 411 11.5 10.3-12.9 447 13.0 11.6-14.5 2,702 75.5 73.6-77.2
GENDER
Male 1,535 153 9.8 8.1-11.6 179 12.4 10.5-14.7 1,203 77.8 75.1-80.3
Female 2,025 258 13.1 11.2-15.1 268 13.5 11.7-15.5 1,499 73.5 70.9-75.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,281 384 11.7 10.3-13.1 419 13.3 11.9-14.9 2,478 75.0 73.1-76.9
No 271 27 10.3 6.8-15.5 27 8.9 5.7-13.7 217 80.7 74.6-85.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 859 115 13.0 10.5-15.9 95 10.9 8.6-13.7 649 76.1 72.5-79.4
Overweight 1,245 136 10.7 8.8-13.1 138 12.0 9.9-14.5 971 77.3 74.2-80.1
Obese 1,158 130 12.0 9.7-14.7 178 15.4 12.8-18.4 850 72.6 69.1-75.9
Current Smoker
Yes 522 70 12.8 9.7-16.7 94 18.8 14.8-23.6 358 68.4 63.1-73.3
No 3,021 335 11.1 9.7-12.5 351 11.9 10.5-13.5 2,335 77.0 75.1-78.9
History of CVD**
Yes 566 59 8.6 6.2-11.8 136 26.3 21.7-31.4 371 65.1 59.8-70.0
No 2,964 346 12.1 10.7-13.7 305 10.4 9.0-11.8 2,313 77.6 75.6-79.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 274 33 11.5 7.8-16.6 35 14.3 10.0-19.9 206 74.3 67.7-79.9
No 3,160 362 11.5 10.2-13.0 400 13.0 11.6-14.6 2,398 75.4 73.5-77.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 168 19 10.2 6.1-16.4 20 13.1 8.1-20.6 129 76.7 68.4-83.3
No 3,264 375 11.6 10.2-13.0 414 13.1 11.7-14.7 2,475 75.3 73.4-77.2
COPD
Yes 369 46 12.7 8.8-17.8 87 24.5 19.0-31.0 236 62.8 56.0-69.1
No 3,182 361 11.3 10.0-12.7 359 11.7 10.3-13.2 2,462 77.1 75.2-78.9
Current Asthma
Yes 288 37 12.1 8.3-17.4 73 24.8 19.5-31.1 178 63.1 56.2-69.5
No 3,258 371 11.5 10.2-12.9 373 12.1 10.7-13.6 2,514 76.5 74.5-78.3
Diabetes
Yes 660 78 11.8 9.1-15.3 131 21.7 17.7-26.4 451 66.4 61.5-71.1
No 2,893 332 11.5 10.1-13.0 316 10.9 9.6-12.4 2,245 77.6 75.7-79.5
Functional Disability
Yes 1,272 171 13.6 11.2-16.3 320 27.6 24.4-31.1 781 58.8 55.2-62.4
No 2,277 238 10.4 9.0-12.0 127 5.3 4.3- 6.4 1,912 84.3 82.5-86.0
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,484 208 14.7 12.4-17.2 330 23.7 20.9-26.7 946 61.7 58.3-64.9
No 2,074 202 9.4 8.0-10.9 117 5.6 4.6- 6.8 1,755 85.1 83.2-86.8

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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.

^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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