2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Chronic Pain

Do you suffer from any type of chronic pain, that is pain that occurs constantly or flares up often?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,615 1,180 30.7 28.8-32.6 2,435 69.3 67.4-71.2
-Eastern NC 1,336 457 31.8 28.7-35.0 879 68.2 65.0-71.3
GENDER
Male 593 184 28.7 24.4-33.4 409 71.3 66.6-75.6
Female 743 273 34.5 30.3-39.0 470 65.5 61.0-69.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 811 288 33.6 29.8-37.7 523 66.4 62.3-70.2
Non-Hispanic Black 335 110 28.1 22.5-34.5 225 71.9 65.5-77.5
Other 190 59 31.3 22.3-41.9 131 68.7 58.1-77.7
AGE
18-34 207 41 20.9 15.1-28.2 166 79.1 71.8-84.9
35-44 177 52 28.7 21.8-36.9 125 71.3 63.1-78.2
45-54 242 90 39.0 31.3-47.3 152 61.0 52.7-68.7
55-64 252 105 36.4 29.3-44.0 147 63.6 56.0-70.7
65-74 269 101 40.0 32.7-47.8 168 60.0 52.2-67.3
75+ 171 63 35.4 26.7-45.2 108 64.6 54.8-73.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 174 59 31.0 23.0-40.2 115 69.0 59.8-77.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 353 131 30.4 25.0-36.4 222 69.6 63.6-75.0
Some Post-H.S. 412 164 37.4 31.8-43.4 248 62.6 56.6-68.2
College Graduate 395 103 24.8 19.9-30.5 292 75.2 69.5-80.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 144 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 230 89 38.8 31.2-47.0 141 61.2 53.0-68.8
$25,000- 34,999 130 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 163 46 26.8 18.9-36.4 117 73.2 63.6-81.1
$50,000- 74,999 177 55 29.7 22.1-38.6 122 70.3 61.4-77.9
$75,000+ 239 55 21.5 15.5-28.9 184 78.5 71.1-84.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 500 287 56.2 50.1-62.1 213 43.8 37.9-49.9
No 834 169 18.2 15.3-21.5 665 81.8 78.5-84.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 239 95 39.8 32.0-48.2 144 60.2 51.8-68.0
Non-Veteran 1,096 362 30.1 26.9-33.7 734 69.9 66.3-73.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 84 31 30.2 21.0-41.2 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 270 93 34.8 28.2-42.0 177 65.2 58.0-71.8
Rural 982 333 30.9 27.3-34.7 649 69.1 65.3-72.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 625 154 24.1 20.2-28.5 471 75.9 71.5-79.8
Unemployed 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 413 150 35.8 30.2-41.7 263 64.2 58.3-69.8
Unable to Work 172 117 71.1 62.0-78.7 55 28.9 21.3-38.0
Other not in Labor Force 69 14 13.4 7.4-23.0 55 86.6 77.0-92.6
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 215 97 45.4 37.3-53.7 118 54.6 46.3-62.7
151% to 200% 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 593 164 26.0 21.7-30.8 429 74.0 69.2-78.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 460 168 33.8 28.3-39.9 292 66.2 60.1-71.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 626 211 33.0 28.5-37.8 415 67.0 62.2-71.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 250 78 26.4 20.6-33.1 172 73.6 66.9-79.4

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 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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