2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 566 79 13.6 10.6-17.2 93 16.7 13.4-20.7 394 69.7 65.0-74.0
GENDER
Male 227 34 14.0 9.8-19.7 38 17.4 12.4-23.9 155 68.6 61.3-75.0
Female 339 45 13.2 9.3-18.3 55 16.1 12.0-21.3 239 70.7 64.5-76.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 503 69 13.8 10.7-17.7 82 16.7 13.3-20.9 352 69.5 64.6-73.9
Non-Hispanic Black 21 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 114 *** *** *** 19 16.1 9.9-25.0 84 74.1 63.9-82.2
55-64 151 20 13.3 8.3-20.7 32 20.0 13.8-28.0 99 66.7 57.6-74.7
65-74 178 34 17.4 12.1-24.4 24 14.8 9.3-22.8 120 67.7 59.0-75.4
75+ 122 *** *** *** 18 15.5 9.0-25.5 90 71.4 60.2-80.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 138 16 13.1 7.4-22.1 27 15.5 10.3-22.7 95 71.4 62.0-79.2
Some Post-H.S. 168 25 13.9 9.2-20.5 31 18.2 12.6-25.5 112 68.0 59.6-75.3
College Graduate 199 31 14.5 10.0-20.5 21 11.9 7.5-18.2 147 73.7 66.3-79.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 230 34 15.0 10.2-21.7 62 26.9 20.5-34.4 134 58.1 50.1-65.7
No 336 45 12.6 9.1-17.1 31 10.0 6.9-14.3 260 77.4 71.9-82.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 81 12 13.5 7.4-23.4 12 16.6 9.1-28.4 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 485 67 13.6 10.3-17.6 81 16.7 13.2-21.1 337 69.7 64.6-74.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 217 26 12.2 8.1-18.1 26 12.7 8.5-18.6 165 75.1 67.9-81.1
Unemployed 22 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 250 41 16.7 11.6-23.3 38 16.1 11.1-22.7 171 67.2 59.7-74.0
Unable to Work 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 24 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 123 15 10.8 6.2-18.1 15 12.2 7.2-19.8 93 77.1 68.0-84.2
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 11 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 282 35 12.1 8.4-17.2 40 15.8 11.4-21.5 207 72.1 65.6-77.8
HOUSING
Own 462 69 14.7 11.3-18.9 70 16.2 12.6-20.6 323 69.1 63.9-73.9
Rent 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other arrangement 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 171 26 13.7 9.0-20.3 19 12.4 7.6-19.5 126 73.9 65.8-80.7
Rural 395 53 13.5 9.9-18.1 74 18.4 14.3-23.3 268 68.1 62.4-73.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 121 21 16.3 10.0-25.4 16 11.5 6.5-19.6 84 72.2 62.2-80.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 213 22 10.3 6.2-16.6 44 20.1 14.5-27.3 147 69.5 61.6-76.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 232 36 15.4 10.9-21.4 33 16.2 11.2-22.9 163 68.4 61.0-75.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 306 46 14.8 10.8-20.0 46 16.2 11.9-21.7 214 69.0 62.6-74.7
2nd Quartile 100 15 17.7 10.1-29.2 19 18.7 11.3-29.3 *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 160 18 8.7 5.0-14.7 28 16.3 10.7-24.2 114 75.0 66.3-82.0

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

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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