2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 382 142 38.1 32.4-44.3 240 61.9 55.7-67.6
GENDER
Male 152 53 35.3 27.0-44.6 99 64.7 55.4-73.0
Female 230 89 40.2 32.5-48.3 141 59.8 51.7-67.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 289 109 39.4 32.7-46.6 180 60.6 53.4-67.3
Non-Hispanic Black 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 142 44 32.9 24.7-42.2 98 67.1 57.8-75.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 205 89 44.7 36.2-53.5 116 55.3 46.5-63.8
No 175 52 30.0 22.8-38.3 123 70.0 61.7-77.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 323 122 38.0 31.7-44.7 201 62.0 55.3-68.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 127 37 28.6 20.7-38.1 90 71.4 61.9-79.3
Unemployed 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 162 61 39.8 30.6-49.8 101 60.2 50.2-69.4
Unable to Work 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 13 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 181 63 38.5 30.4-47.3 118 61.5 52.7-69.6
HOUSING
Own 287 104 38.1 31.6-45.0 183 61.9 55.0-68.4
Rent 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other arrangement 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 189 65 35.9 28.6-44.0 124 64.1 56.0-71.4
Regional City or Suburban County 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 185 66 34.4 26.3-43.5 119 65.6 56.5-73.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 179 72 43.1 34.9-51.7 107 56.9 48.3-65.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
2nd Quartile 154 54 31.2 23.3-40.4 100 68.8 59.6-76.7
3rd Quartile 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 15 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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