2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 1,654 188 11.3 9.6-13.3 200 12.4 10.5-14.5 1,266 76.3 73.7-78.7
GENDER
Male 716 72 9.7 7.4-12.5 82 11.7 9.1-14.9 562 78.6 74.8-82.0
Female 938 116 12.7 10.3-15.6 118 12.9 10.4-15.9 704 74.4 70.7-77.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,174 142 12.3 10.2-14.8 151 13.6 11.3-16.3 881 74.1 70.8-77.1
Non-Hispanic Black 323 31 8.7 5.9-12.8 31 8.9 6.0-13.2 261 82.3 77.1-86.6
Other 157 15 8.6 4.9-14.7 18 9.7 5.8-15.9 124 81.7 74.2-87.4
AGE
45-54 469 44 10.1 7.4-13.7 35 8.3 5.4-12.3 390 81.6 76.8-85.6
55-64 455 47 11.3 8.2-15.3 55 11.1 8.2-14.9 353 77.6 72.8-81.8
65-74 438 59 12.4 9.2-16.4 63 13.7 10.4-17.8 316 73.9 68.9-78.4
75+ 287 35 11.0 7.0-17.1 46 21.2 15.2-28.7 206 67.8 59.9-74.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 147 *** *** *** 31 22.1 14.4-32.3 102 67.0 56.3-76.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 371 47 12.5 9.1-17.0 45 12.7 9.0-17.5 279 74.8 69.1-79.8
Some Post-H.S. 425 51 11.2 8.2-15.0 56 12.5 9.5-16.3 318 76.3 71.5-80.5
College Graduate 710 75 10.6 8.3-13.4 68 8.4 6.5-10.8 567 81.0 77.7-84.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 515 67 12.9 9.5-17.1 143 29.8 25.0-35.1 305 57.4 51.9-62.7
No 1,130 119 10.5 8.6-12.8 57 4.5 3.3- 6.0 954 85.0 82.5-87.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 211 25 11.2 7.0-17.6 33 15.2 10.5-21.4 153 73.6 66.1-80.0
Non-Veteran 1,438 161 11.2 9.4-13.3 167 12.0 10.0-14.3 1,110 76.9 74.0-79.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 738 72 10.2 8.0-13.0 56 6.7 5.0- 8.9 610 83.1 79.9-85.9
Unemployed 85 12 15.6 8.5-26.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 637 78 10.7 8.1-14.1 86 15.5 12.0-19.7 473 73.8 69.1-78.0
Unable to Work 136 18 15.8 9.2-25.7 47 33.0 23.9-43.6 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 211 26 13.9 8.3-22.2 28 12.8 8.1-19.6 157 73.3 64.5-80.6
$25,000- 34,999 125 16 13.7 7.7-23.1 17 14.2 8.4-22.9 92 72.1 61.7-80.6
$35,000- 49,999 159 15 9.8 5.6-16.6 22 14.1 8.5-22.6 122 76.0 66.9-83.2
$50,000- 74,999 202 26 13.1 8.7-19.4 27 12.8 8.2-19.5 149 74.1 66.3-80.6
$75,000+ 525 51 8.8 6.5-11.8 37 7.1 5.0-10.0 437 84.1 80.4-87.3
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 119 *** *** *** 23 15.8 9.8-24.4 88 79.0 69.7-86.0
101% to 150% 149 24 16.6 9.8-26.6 20 14.9 9.1-23.5 105 68.5 58.1-77.4
151% to 200% 132 13 14.3 7.8-24.9 18 12.0 7.0-19.9 101 73.6 63.0-82.1
More than 200% 888 92 9.6 7.6-11.9 89 10.1 7.9-12.7 707 80.4 77.2-83.2
HOUSING
Own 1,282 145 11.2 9.3-13.5 146 11.6 9.7-13.9 991 77.2 74.3-79.8
Rent 305 35 11.7 8.0-16.8 40 12.1 8.6-16.9 230 76.1 70.2-81.2
Other arrangement 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 836 94 10.9 8.7-13.5 96 11.2 9.0-13.8 646 77.9 74.5-80.9
Regional City or Suburban County 439 51 11.5 8.4-15.4 50 12.5 9.1-16.8 338 76.1 70.9-80.5
Rural 379 43 12.1 8.2-17.6 54 14.9 10.4-20.9 282 73.0 66.3-78.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 750 82 10.8 8.3-14.1 104 14.6 11.6-18.3 564 74.5 70.3-78.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 832 98 11.7 9.4-14.4 86 10.5 8.3-13.3 648 77.8 74.3-80.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 514 65 12.2 9.3-15.8 49 10.6 7.6-14.4 400 77.3 72.6-81.3
2nd Quartile 661 66 10.7 8.1-14.1 90 13.8 10.8-17.5 505 75.5 71.2-79.3
3rd Quartile 424 50 11.3 8.2-15.3 53 12.0 8.8-16.0 321 76.8 71.7-81.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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