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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Falls

In the past 3 months, have you had a fall?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,416 448 12.3 11.1-13.5 2,968 87.7 86.5-88.9
GENDER
Male 1,301 130 9.8 8.1-11.8 1,171 90.2 88.2-91.9
Female 2,115 318 14.3 12.7-16.0 1,797 85.7 84.0-87.3
RACE
White 2,791 386 12.9 11.7-14.3 2,405 87.1 85.7-88.3
African American 539 50 9.7 7.0-13.3 489 90.3 86.7-93.0
Other 58 6 11.9 4.1-29.8 52 88.1 70.2-95.9
HISPANIC
Yes 75 7 7.0 3.2-14.9 68 93.0 85.1-96.8
No 3,296 433 12.3 11.1-13.6 2,863 87.7 86.4-88.9
AGE
45-54 1,184 151 11.9 10.0-14.1 1,033 88.1 85.9-90.0
55-64 988 127 12.1 10.1-14.6 861 87.9 85.4-89.9
65+ 1,193 167 13.0 11.0-15.3 1,026 87.0 84.7-89.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 485 85 15.9 12.4-20.2 400 84.1 79.8-87.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,005 144 13.6 11.4-16.2 861 86.4 83.8-88.6
Some Post-H.S. 870 93 9.9 8.0-12.3 777 90.1 87.7-92.0
College Graduate 1,047 126 11.0 9.2-13.2 921 89.0 86.8-90.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 439 72 14.8 11.3-19.1 367 85.2 80.9-88.7
$15,000- $24,999 563 89 14.3 11.5-17.7 474 85.7 82.3-88.5
$25,000- $34,999 377 56 13.5 10.2-17.7 321 86.5 82.3-89.8
$35,000- $49,999 441 52 11.8 8.7-15.8 389 88.2 84.2-91.3
$50,000+ 1,071 110 9.6 7.9-11.6 961 90.4 88.4-92.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 220 33 13.0 9.1-18.3 187 87.0 81.7-90.9
Appalachia II 397 56 12.0 9.1-15.7 341 88.0 84.3-90.9
Appalachia III 290 40 11.4 8.2-15.7 250 88.6 84.3-91.8
Catawba 207 39 19.5 14.3-26.1 168 80.5 73.9-85.7
Edisto Savannah 261 39 15.5 10.9-21.6 222 84.5 78.4-89.1
Low Country 188 23 13.5 8.5-21.0 165 86.5 79.0-91.5
Palmetto 507 62 12.0 8.9-15.9 445 88.0 84.1-91.1
Pee Dee 236 28 10.9 7.3-16.1 208 89.1 83.9-92.7
Trident 394 45 10.7 7.9-14.4 349 89.3 85.6-92.1
Upper Savannah 182 31 16.1 11.1-22.7 151 83.9 77.3-88.9
Waccamaw 320 29 7.7 5.2-11.1 291 92.3 88.9-94.8
Wateree 177 16 7.0 4.2-11.6 161 93.0 88.4-95.8

* The question asks about a recent fall. By a fall, we mean when a person unintentionally comes to rest on the ground or another lower level.
This question was asked only of respondents aged 45 years and above.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Appalachia I: Anderson, Oconee
Appalachia II: Greenville, Pickens
Appalachia III: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Catawba: Chester, Lancaster, York
Edisto Savannah: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
Palmetto: Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Richland
Pee Dee: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Trident: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Upper Savannah: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Saluda
Waccamaw: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Wateree: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter

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