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Data for Unintentional Falls Mortality Rate by County, 2008-2012

County Deaths per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
Alamance 10.7 8.5 12.9 99
Alexander ** 15
Alleghany ** 7
Anson ** 10
Ashe ** 17
Avery ** 9
Beaufort 9.9 6.4 13.4 31
Bertie ** 9
Bladen ** 10
Brunswick 5.9 4.1 7.7 41
Buncombe 14.5 12.7 16.3 235
Burke 7.1 4.9 9.3 39
Cabarrus 17.9 15.0 20.8 139
Caldwell 9.4 6.7 12.1 44
Camden ** 3
Carteret 5.9 3.7 8.1 27
Caswell 16.6 9.9 23.3 24
Catawba 9.0 7.0 11.0 75
Chatham 4.5 2.7 6.3 23
Cherokee ** 18
Chowan ** 8
Clay ** 10
Cleveland 14.3 11.2 17.4 77
Columbus ** 15
Craven 6.5 4.5 8.5 40
Cumberland 8.6 6.8 10.4 99
Currituck ** 10
Dare ** 17
Davidson 5.2 3.6 6.8 44
Davie 9.4 5.7 13.1 24
Duplin ** 17
Durham 8.7 6.9 10.5 101
Edgecombe ** 19
Forsyth 9.8 8.4 11.2 184
Franklin ** 17
Gaston 8.8 7.0 10.6 94
Gates ** 4
Graham ** 5
Granville ** 19
Greene ** 9
Guilford 15.1 13.5 16.7 376
Halifax ** 18
Harnett 6.6 4.2 9.0 28
Haywood 8.3 5.6 11.0 37
Henderson 14.0 11.6 16.4 135
Hertford ** 12
Hoke ** 5
Hyde ** 5
Iredell 7.8 5.8 9.8 59
Jackson 10.4 5.9 14.9 21
Johnston 14.2 11.3 17.1 86
Jones ** 1
Lee ** 16
Lenoir 7.6 4.7 10.5 27
Lincoln 6.8 4.1 9.5 23
Macon 10.2 6.7 13.7 31
Madison ** 15
Martin ** 14
McDowell 10.1 6.4 13.8 28
Mecklenburg 6.5 5.7 7.3 234
Mitchell ** 8
Montgomery ** 10
Moore 3.9 2.5 5.3 33
Nash 5.7 3.5 7.9 29
New Hanover 7.0 5.4 8.6 79
Northampton ** 9
Onslow 6.1 3.9 8.3 29
Orange 5.9 3.7 8.1 29
Pamlico ** 9
Pasquotank 8.9 5.0 12.8 20
Pender ** 13
Perquimans ** 6
Person ** 8
Pitt 12.4 9.7 15.1 83
Polk ** 14
Randolph 11.1 8.7 13.5 84
Richmond ** 12
Robeson 5.6 3.6 7.6 33
Rockingham 9.5 7.0 12.0 57
Rowan 10.5 8.3 12.7 84
Rutherford 5.0 2.8 7.2 22
Sampson 11.9 8.2 15.6 41
Scotland ** 15
Stanly 7.8 4.9 10.7 28
Stokes 12.2 7.9 16.5 32
Surry 9.0 6.3 11.7 41
Swain ** 9
Transylvania 7.0 4.1 9.9 22
Tyrrell ** 2
Union 7.6 5.6 9.6 55
Vance ** 15
Wake 7.6 6.6 8.6 246
Warren ** 6
Washington ** 4
Watauga 13.2 8.5 17.9 31
Wayne 7.0 4.8 9.2 42
Wilkes 7.3 4.8 9.8 32
Wilson 13.1 9.8 16.4 58
Yadkin 11.1 6.8 15.4 26
Yancey ** 12
North Carolina 8.8 8.6 9.0 4,247
United States 7.9 7.8 8.0

Data Notes

Deaths were coded under the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Age-adjusted death rates were calculated using the direct method and the projected United States 2000 population as the standard.  **Rates are displayed only for counties that have a minimum of 20 deaths. U.S. data are for 2010.

Data Sources

Death Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics  NCHS Bridged Population Estimates 

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Definition

Falls include all resident deaths where an unintentional fall was coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of unintentional falls (ICD-10: W00-W19)
Denominator: Total resident population

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 12/05/2013


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