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Table. Weighted prevalence of falls and fall injuries in the past 12 months, among adults with and without arthritis, aged ≥45 years, by state/territory - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States, 2012

State/Area1 Fall (b)≥2 Falls (b)Injury from Fall (d)
 N (a)Arthritis (c) No N (a)Arthritis (c) No Arthritis(c)N (a) Arthritis (c)No Arthritis (c)
Arthritis (c)
  %95% CI%95% CI %95% CI%95% CI %95% CI%95% CI
Alabama256,85815.714.2-17.411.29.9-12.8324,7182523.0-27.19.27.8-10.8 228,71917.916.1-19.75.44.5-6.5
Alaska36,57915.913.2-19.113.711.5-16.153,31730.626.6-34.815.513.1-18.135,36921.318.0-25.18.77.0-10.8
Arizona328,35816.614.3-19.31210.3-13.9299,52419.717.1-22.686.5-9.7262,1681613.8-18.56.95.7-8.4
Arkansas146,00614.913.0-17.0119.4-12.8209,13326.523.9-29.211.39.6-13.3144,01619.317.1-21.864.8-7.4
California1,712,4041614.5-17.712.711.4-14.01,563,44618.516.7-20.49.28.2-10.31,334,67814.813.3-16.46.15.4-7.0
Colorado288,0471816.4-19.81412.8-15.2243,73418.917.2-20.79.78.6-10.8211,55716.615.0-18.47.36.4-8.2
Connecticut186,3561513.3-16.9119.7-12.4177,56618.416.3-20.787.0-9.1148,62915.713.8-17.76.15.2-7.1
Delaware46,88815.113.0-17.610.28.7-12.044,49818.215.7-21.06.85.6-8.335,88013.111.1-15.46.55.3-7.9
District of Columbia31,43614.211.6-17.315.212.3-18.627,1682218.1-26.47.66.1-9.526,46518.515.0-22.68.26.0-11.3
Florida968,37113.812.0-15.910.48.9-12.1971,22018.816.7-21.27.16.0-8.5862,5021614.0-18.26.15.1-7.4
Georgia479,33216.814.5-19.411.610.0-13.4476,09421.519.0-24.18.26.9-9.8390,04017.315.2-19.76.15.1-7.5
Hawaii67,58415.613.0-18.610.38.8-12.145,38512.110.1-14.36.25.0-7.741,17711.99.8-14.454.2-6.0
Idaho86,88316.313.9-19.014.312.1-16.893,28223.820.7-27.211.29.4-13.267,32017.314.6-20.37.46.0-9.0
Illinois678,15615.913.8-18.312.110.4-14.0567,29016.214.0-18.686.5-9.9464,54215.313.2-17.74.73.8-5.9
Indiana374,52216.915.3-18.813.612.2-15.2381,39422.420.5-24.49.88.6-11.3275,65115.714.0-17.46.95.8-8.1
Iowa186,00916.114.4-17.914.613.2-16.2175,58421.119.1-23.29.98.6-11.4125,10814.913.2-16.76.55.6-7.7
Kansas159,97817.415.9-19.012.711.6-13.8156,33921.219.5-23.09.88.8-10.9103,10314.613.0-16.25.95.1-6.8
Kentucky229,85815.814.3-17.611.19.8-12.6298,53224.422.3-26.710.69.1-12.2213,28817.715.9-19.66.15.1-7.3
Louisiana181,58412.310.7-14.18.97.7-10.3222,65920.418.2-22.86.65.5-8.0151,01211.810.2-13.55.74.7-7.0
Maine92,88317.115.6-18.713.812.6-15.196,54822.720.9-24.610.89.7-12.069,63116.915.4-18.66.96.1-7.9
Maryland278,2731513.3-16.810.69.5-11.8219,26014.613.0-16.26.75.8-7.8187,96112.210.8-13.75.44.6-6.3
Massachusetts352,74916.515.0-18.011.810.8-12.8293,54517.415.9-19.07.76.9-8.5267,90515.213.9-16.76.55.8-7.2
Michigan407,92412.110.8-13.587.0-9.1305,66110.79.2-12.34.53.7-5.5249,9579.27.9-10.832.4-3.8
Minnesota291,36816.314.7-18.112.711.6-13.9254,66019.817.8-22.08.37.3-9.3194,99915.113.4-17.05.85.1-6.6
Mississippi139,65315.513.8-17.39.88.5-11.3179,52223.721.7-25.997.7-10.5124,02416.414.7-18.25.64.6-6.7
Missouri360,50418.616.5-20.912.110.5-13.9379,64822.720.3-25.310.18.5-12.1284,65917.315.2-19.66.75.6-8.2
Montana63,86017.115.3-19.113.311.9-14.878,63624.722.6-26.913.912.5-15.549,48016.314.6-18.27.86.7-9.0
Nebraska114,06518.517.1-19.914.213.2-15.391,79318.116.7-19.69.38.5-10.270,85614.813.6-16.26.35.6-7.1
Nevada123,60714.811.8-18.510.98.9-13.2117,91218.415.4-21.97.66.3-9.291,29212.410.1-15.16.55.0-8.4
New Hampshire81,48116.514.7-18.512.611.2-14.283,99019.917.8-22.011.19.7-12.663,23415.413.6-17.37.56.5-8.7
New Jersey392,04514.513.1-16.19.78.7-10.8311,8291513.4-16.65.95.1-6.7295,36413.111.7-14.65.54.7-6.3
New Mexico115,40916.915.1-18.813.312.0-14.8123,43624.122.0-26.310.79.6-12.098,86318.716.9-20.67.76.7-8.8
New York1,160,25317.915.3-20.913.811.9-15.9972,90919.116.1-22.68.87.2-10.7829,21814.812.7-17.17.86.3-9.5
North Carolina502,24014.913.5-16.512.110.9-13.5513,84320.518.9-22.38.87.7-10.0358,2631412.6-15.55.95.1-6.8
North Dakota40,12017.214.9-19.812.711.0-14.636,71517.515.1-20.110.58.9-12.327,34714.312.2-16.86.65.3-8.0
Ohio619,18515.113.6-16.711.710.6-13.0616,62119.317.7-21.08.37.3-9.4492,0551513.7-16.56.35.4-7.3
Oklahoma202,03616.114.4-17.911.910.5-13.3266,55627.925.7-30.210.49.1-11.8186,43320.919.0-23.05.74.8-6.7
Oregon170,2291411.9-16.38.77.3-10.2109,0379.98.2-11.84.93.8-6.1100,7919.17.5-11.14.13.2-5.3
Pennsylvania775,96616.815.5-18.212.711.5-13.9651,07217.916.6-19.47.76.8-8.6538,26313.812.6-15.06.65.8-7.5
Rhode Island52,09215.213.3-17.4108.5-11.650,03916.414.4-18.78.36.8-10.043,39714.112.2-16.26.65.5-8.0
South Carolina244,63015.914.3-17.611.19.9-12.5263,22422.320.5-24.27.96.9-9.0207,08017.115.4-18.85.95.0-6.9
South Dakota54,34819.416.6-22.514.912.9-17.140,86118.315.7-21.39.17.5-10.834,61616.113.7-18.86.95.7-8.5
Tennessee305,92013.912.1-15.910.69.2-12.3372,17423.421.1-25.87.86.6-9.2225,95811.910.2-13.85.94.8-7.2
Texas1,106,23514.913.0-17.011.29.8-12.91,196,23521.419.2-23.997.8-10.4904,70515.913.9-18.16.45.4-7.5
Utah116,9151816.3-19.912.511.3-13.8106,47118.917.2-20.79.98.8-11.178,48414.813.3-16.56.35.4-7.2
Vermont42,12416.414.4-18.614.112.5-15.948,21624.321.9-26.812.410.9-14.230,74016.114.1-18.47.16.0-8.3
Virginia370,67314.813.1-16.7108.7-11.4390,27619.917.7-22.27.56.4-8.7273,54813.311.6-15.25.14.2-6.1
Washington449,37019.718.2-21.314.713.7-15.8412,14020.819.3-22.411.610.6-12.7326,69517.215.8-18.78.47.5-9.3
West Virginia97,75813.512.0-15.3108.6-11.6131,71421.619.6-23.89.88.3-11.679,39013.111.5-14.95.44.4-6.7
Wisconsin197,94310.58.5-12.97.66.0-9.4138,62597.0-11.54.23.2-5.6109,1737.55.7-10.02.61.8-3.8
Wyoming33,45916.414.1-19.014.712.8-16.838,6432723.9-30.311.79.9-13.627,19118.516.0-21.47.56.1-9.2
Median (e) 15.9 12  19.9 9  15.3 6.3 
Range  (e) 10.5-19.7 7.1-15.2  9.0-30.6 4.2-15.5  7.5-21.3 2.6-8.7 
Puerto Rico160,78613.712.0-15.711.410.3-12.5175,15616.314.4-18.49.58.0-11.3170,42916.514.6-18.78.67.2-10.2
Guam 5,27817.212.2-23.610.67.8-14.24,70318.712.2-27.585.7-11.13,79015.99.8-24.85.74.0-8.0


Abbreviation: CI = confidence interval.
a Weighted number of adults with outcome.
b Falls were defined as self-report of number of falls in past 12 months.
c Doctor-diagnosed arthritis was defined based on a "yes" response to the question, "Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia?"
d Injury from a fall was defined as self-report of an injury due to a fall that caused you to limit your regular activities for at least a day.
e Does not include Puerto Rico or Guam.

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