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
-Non-Hispanic White 2,478 307 12.8 11.2-14.6 321 13.6 11.9-15.4 1,850 73.6 71.3-75.8
GENDER
Male 1,060 116 10.9 8.9-13.3 124 12.6 10.2-15.4 820 76.5 73.2-79.5
Female 1,418 191 14.4 12.2-17.1 197 14.4 12.1-16.9 1,030 71.2 68.0-74.2
AGE
45-54 541 58 11.5 8.7-15.0 58 10.9 7.9-14.9 425 77.6 73.0-81.6
55-64 696 78 12.3 9.6-15.8 89 12.5 9.9-15.8 529 75.1 71.0-78.9
65-74 729 101 13.3 10.7-16.5 95 13.5 10.6-17.0 533 73.2 69.0-77.0
75+ 506 66 14.0 10.1-19.2 78 19.4 14.9-25.0 362 66.6 60.5-72.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 160 24 17.3 10.9-26.4 40 27.1 19.1-36.9 96 55.6 45.8-65.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 589 62 10.9 8.1-14.4 79 13.7 10.6-17.5 448 75.5 70.9-79.5
Some Post-H.S. 699 95 13.4 10.7-16.5 98 13.1 10.5-16.2 506 73.6 69.6-77.2
College Graduate 1,026 124 12.1 10.0-14.6 104 9.3 7.5-11.4 798 78.6 75.6-81.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 136 17 16.8 9.3-28.4 42 30.4 21.6-41.0 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 281 44 16.5 11.1-23.9 43 15.4 10.5-21.9 194 68.1 60.2-75.1
$25,000- 34,999 188 24 12.3 7.4-19.6 37 21.3 14.9-29.6 127 66.4 57.4-74.4
$35,000- 49,999 272 42 16.1 11.6-21.9 36 13.8 9.3-20.1 194 70.0 62.9-76.3
$50,000- 74,999 341 40 12.2 8.7-16.9 39 12.4 8.6-17.7 262 75.4 69.3-80.5
$75,000+ 781 79 9.9 7.7-12.6 66 8.0 6.1-10.4 636 82.1 78.8-84.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 871 122 14.5 11.7-18.0 224 28.0 24.2-32.2 525 57.4 53.1-61.7
No 1,599 184 11.8 10.0-13.9 97 5.7 4.6- 7.2 1,318 82.4 80.1-84.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 371 45 12.2 8.6-17.1 50 13.3 9.8-17.7 276 74.5 68.8-79.5
Non-Veteran 2,103 261 12.9 11.2-14.8 271 13.6 11.8-15.7 1,571 73.5 71.0-75.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 620 79 13.2 10.4-16.7 82 12.7 10.0-16.1 459 74.1 69.8-77.9
Regional City or Suburban County 688 95 14.1 11.1-17.7 74 11.8 9.0-15.3 519 74.1 69.7-78.0
Rural 1,170 133 11.6 9.4-14.3 165 15.4 12.7-18.5 872 73.0 69.4-76.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,025 108 10.8 8.8-13.2 87 8.3 6.6-10.3 830 81.0 78.1-83.6
Unemployed 91 12 15.8 8.7-27.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,081 144 13.1 10.7-16.0 148 15.8 12.9-19.1 789 71.2 67.4-74.7
Unable to Work 198 31 19.2 12.7-27.9 73 32.5 24.7-41.3 94 48.4 39.5-57.4
Other not in Labor Force 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 157 19 13.1 7.4-22.1 37 23.6 16.1-33.3 101 63.3 53.0-72.5
101% to 150% 199 35 18.6 11.9-27.9 33 16.9 11.2-24.6 131 64.5 55.1-72.9
151% to 200% 211 34 19.1 13.1-26.9 34 15.7 10.5-22.9 143 65.2 56.8-72.8
More than 200% 1,396 154 10.7 9.0-12.7 148 10.8 9.0-13.0 1,094 78.5 75.8-81.0
HOUSING
Own 2,109 263 13.1 11.4-15.1 257 12.7 11.0-14.6 1,589 74.1 71.7-76.4
Rent 280 35 10.4 7.2-15.0 49 17.8 13.2-23.7 196 71.7 65.3-77.4
Other arrangement 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 615 79 12.3 9.6-15.6 77 12.4 9.6-15.9 459 75.3 71.1-79.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 852 91 11.2 8.7-14.4 132 16.5 13.5-20.1 629 72.2 68.2-76.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,011 137 14.4 11.9-17.3 112 11.6 9.3-14.3 762 74.0 70.5-77.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 884 120 14.2 11.6-17.2 105 12.9 10.3-16.1 659 72.9 69.1-76.4
2nd Quartile 655 77 13.5 10.4-17.4 93 14.2 11.1-18.0 485 72.2 67.6-76.4
3rd Quartile 649 77 11.2 8.7-14.4 87 13.5 10.6-17.1 485 75.2 71.0-79.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 290 33 9.3 6.3-13.7 36 13.7 9.3-19.7 221 77.0 70.5-82.4

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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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