2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Chronic Pain

What is the main cause of your chronic pain?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Arthritis Back Pain** Accident or Injury Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,123 410 34.8 31.4-38.5 232 19.1 16.4-22.1 116 11.2 9.0-13.9 365 34.9 31.2-38.7
-Eastern NC 438 155 33.2 27.8-39.0 90 18.8 14.7-23.8 40 9.9 7.0-13.9 153 38.1 32.3-44.1
GENDER
Male 177 60 33.0 24.9-42.3 30 15.4 10.3-22.5 29 17.0 11.4-24.6 58 34.6 26.6-43.5
Female 261 95 33.3 26.5-40.9 60 21.3 15.5-28.5 *** *** *** 95 40.6 32.9-48.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 279 98 34.2 27.7-41.3 64 21.1 15.9-27.4 27 10.3 6.8-15.5 90 34.4 27.8-41.6
Non-Hispanic Black 101 *** *** *** 14 9.9 5.4-17.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 88 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 98 *** *** *** 23 23.6 15.0-35.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 98 *** *** *** 21 17.4 10.3-27.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 127 49 32.6 24.1-42.4 29 22.9 15.2-32.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 157 54 36.7 27.6-47.0 33 17.8 12.0-25.5 19 12.8 7.8-20.2 51 32.7 24.2-42.5
College Graduate 98 *** *** *** 22 19.2 11.6-30.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 85 *** *** *** 16 16.1 9.2-26.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 278 92 32.4 25.6-40.1 61 20.4 14.9-27.1 27 9.9 6.5-14.9 98 37.3 30.1-45.1
No 159 63 34.9 26.8-44.0 28 15.2 9.8-22.7 *** *** *** 55 39.8 30.8-49.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 92 *** *** *** 17 14.4 8.3-23.9 13 16.4 9.1-27.8 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 346 126 32.9 27.0-39.3 73 20.0 15.2-26.0 27 8.2 5.3-12.4 120 38.9 32.4-45.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 28 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 89 *** *** *** 16 14.2 8.1-23.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 321 115 33.3 27.1-40.1 69 21.0 15.7-27.4 25 8.1 5.1-12.6 112 37.7 30.9-44.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 145 46 32.6 23.8-42.7 31 17.1 11.4-24.7 *** *** *** 56 41.2 31.9-51.1
Unemployed 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 146 61 42.7 33.3-52.6 33 21.3 14.2-30.8 *** *** *** 41 27.0 19.5-36.1
Unable to Work 114 38 27.3 18.2-38.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 95 *** *** *** 14 10.3 5.7-17.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 159 56 34.3 25.1-44.8 36 21.8 14.9-30.9 18 11.2 6.7-18.3 49 32.6 23.9-42.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 161 65 35.8 27.1-45.6 35 22.7 14.8-33.1 *** *** *** 49 31.3 22.8-41.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 203 61 30.8 23.2-39.6 40 16.8 11.7-23.6 22 10.6 6.6-16.5 80 41.8 33.5-50.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 74 *** *** *** 15 18.2 10.3-30.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***

Back to Chronic Pain.

*Asked of respondents that stated they suffer from Chronic Pain.
**Includes sciatica, slipped or ruptured discs, and spondylosis.

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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