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%)
TOTAL 850 315 36.7 32.7-40.9 535 63.3 59.1-67.3
GENDER
Male 331 109 34.0 28.0-40.5 222 66.0 59.5-72.0
Female 519 206 38.7 33.4-44.2 313 61.3 55.8-66.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 795 294 36.9 32.7-41.2 501 63.1 58.8-67.3
No 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 13 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 207 80 39.1 31.3-47.5 127 60.9 52.5-68.7
Overweight 274 107 37.6 30.9-44.9 167 62.4 55.1-69.1
Obese 305 107 34.9 28.2-42.4 198 65.1 57.6-71.8
Current Smoker
Yes 162 77 43.0 33.7-52.9 85 57.0 47.1-66.3
No 680 237 35.5 31.1-40.2 443 64.5 59.8-68.9
History of CVD**
Yes 192 88 41.1 32.4-50.5 104 58.9 49.5-67.6
No 646 221 35.0 30.5-39.7 425 65.0 60.3-69.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 754 286 37.3 33.0-41.8 468 62.7 58.2-67.0
Heavy Drinker
Yes 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 781 295 36.5 32.3-40.8 486 63.5 59.2-67.7
COPD
Yes 131 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 714 251 35.7 31.4-40.3 463 64.3 59.7-68.6
Current Asthma
Yes 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 736 264 35.8 31.5-40.3 472 64.2 59.7-68.5
Diabetes
Yes 206 81 35.8 27.8-44.6 125 64.2 55.4-72.2
No 643 234 37.1 32.5-41.8 409 62.9 58.2-67.5
Functional Disability
Yes 487 213 43.8 38.1-49.6 274 56.2 50.4-61.9
No 361 101 27.0 21.9-32.7 260 73.0 67.3-78.1
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 533 219 40.0 34.7-45.6 314 60.0 54.4-65.3
No 316 96 30.8 25.2-37.0 220 69.2 63.0-74.8

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

*This question was asked of those who reported having one or more falls in the past 12 months.

**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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