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
-Non-Hispanic White 622 227 37.2 32.5-42.1 395 62.8 57.9-67.5
GENDER
Male 239 77 34.2 27.2-42.0 162 65.8 58.0-72.8
Female 383 150 39.2 33.1-45.7 233 60.8 54.3-66.9
AGE
45-54 116 40 31.7 22.9-42.0 76 68.3 58.0-77.1
55-64 167 58 36.1 27.7-45.6 109 63.9 54.4-72.3
65-74 194 70 42.3 33.7-51.4 124 57.7 48.6-66.3
75+ 143 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 139 47 32.1 23.1-42.7 92 67.9 57.3-76.9
Some Post-H.S. 192 84 45.5 37.5-53.7 108 54.5 46.3-62.5
College Graduate 226 72 33.7 26.9-41.3 154 66.3 58.7-73.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 145 49 33.0 24.9-42.2 96 67.0 57.8-75.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 344 148 44.3 37.5-51.4 196 55.7 48.6-62.5
No 277 79 28.0 22.2-34.6 198 72.0 65.4-77.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 527 197 37.4 32.3-42.8 330 62.6 57.2-67.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 158 58 38.2 29.8-47.3 100 61.8 52.7-70.2
Regional City or Suburban County 168 67 42.3 33.3-51.8 101 57.7 48.2-66.7
Rural 296 102 33.0 26.3-40.5 194 67.0 59.5-73.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 193 60 31.8 24.8-39.6 133 68.2 60.4-75.2
Unemployed 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 289 105 38.5 31.2-46.4 184 61.5 53.6-68.8
Unable to Work 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 13 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 13 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 302 103 35.8 29.5-42.6 199 64.2 57.4-70.5
HOUSING
Own 516 183 36.6 31.6-42.0 333 63.4 58.0-68.4
Rent 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other arrangement 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 155 53 31.4 23.3-40.8 102 68.6 59.2-76.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 222 74 33.0 25.7-41.3 148 67.0 58.7-74.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 245 100 43.6 36.1-51.3 145 56.4 48.7-63.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 222 85 44.5 36.5-52.7 137 55.5 47.3-63.5
2nd Quartile 168 52 27.0 19.8-35.6 116 73.0 64.4-80.2
3rd Quartile 164 64 43.7 34.7-53.2 100 56.3 46.8-65.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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