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Table 1 Characteristics of fallers and non fallers, NYCHA residents, New York City, 2009

From: Social support and older adult falls

  Fallers (n = 280) Non Fallers (n = 720)
  N (%) N (%)
Social Support (n = 1000)   
   Perceived availability 195 (69.64) 526 (73.06)
   Social contact 251 (89.64) 647 (89.86)
Age (n = 1000)   
   65-74 161 (57.50) 401 (55.69)
   75-84 95 (33.93) 264 (36.67)
   85+ 24 (8.57) 55 (7.64)
Ethnicity/Racea (n = 1000)   
   Black 144 (51.43) 430 (59.72)
   White 33 (11.79) 62 (8.61)
   Hispanic 95 (33.93) 193 (26.81)
   Asian/Pacific Islander 8 (2.86) 35 (4.86)
Gender (n = 1000)   
   Male 75 (26.79) 169 (23.47)
   Female 205 (73.21) 551 (76.53)
Type of Household (n = 1000)   
   Single 163 (58.21) 380 (52.78)
   Multiple 117 (41.79) 340 (47.22)
Type of Development (n = 1000)   
   Family 226 (80.71) 585 (81.25)
   Mixed 13 (4.64) 42 (5.83)
   Senior Only 41 (14.64) 93 (12.92)
Vision Difficultiesa (n = 975b)   
   No Difficulty 49 (18.35) 218 (30.79)
   Low Difficulty 137 (51.31) 338 (47.74)
   High Difficulty 81 (30.34) 152 (21.47)
Self-Described Healtha (n = 994b)   
   Good 69 (24.73) 328 (45.87)
   Not Good 210 (75.27) 387 (54.13)
Presence of Health Issue   
   Dizzinessa (n = 990b) 172 (62.32) 218 (30.53)
   Strokea (n = 993b) 32 (11.51) 28 (3.92)
   Heart Attacka (n = 995b) 37 (13.26) 36 (5.03)
   Diabetesa (n = 995b) 135 (48.39) 229 (31.98)
   Osteoporosisa (n = 978b) 86 (32.09) 171 (24.08)
   Arthritisa (n = 988b) 211 (77.01) 404 (56.58)
   Depressiona (n = 988b) 88 (32.35) 77 (10.75)
Physical Activitya (n = 996b)   
   Active 175 (62.72) 542 (75.59)
   Inactive 104 (37.28) 175 (24.41)
  1. NYCHA New York City Housing Authority
  2. aChi-square values significant at p < .05
  3. bN values smaller than 1000 reflect missing data for specific covariates