2018 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 3,615 1,180 30.7 28.8-32.6 2,435 69.3 67.4-71.2
GENDER
Male 1,626 463 25.9 23.4-28.7 1,163 74.1 71.3-76.6
Female 1,989 717 34.7 32.1-37.5 1,272 65.3 62.5-67.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,408 836 33.3 31.0-35.8 1,572 66.7 64.2-69.0
Non-Hispanic Black 693 212 26.8 23.0-31.0 481 73.2 69.0-77.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 119 39 26.3 18.6-35.8 80 73.7 64.2-81.4
Hispanic 275 44 15.6 10.9-21.8 231 84.4 78.2-89.1
AGE
18-34 622 111 17.2 14.1-20.8 511 82.8 79.2-85.9
35-44 454 126 27.5 22.8-32.7 328 72.5 67.3-77.2
45-54 627 226 36.8 32.2-41.7 401 63.2 58.3-67.8
55-64 687 276 38.1 33.6-42.8 411 61.9 57.2-66.4
65-74 725 283 39.8 34.9-44.8 442 60.2 55.2-65.1
75+ 449 141 30.4 25.1-36.3 308 69.6 63.7-74.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 417 141 31.7 26.2-37.7 276 68.3 62.3-73.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 890 326 32.2 28.6-36.1 564 67.8 63.9-71.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,079 403 35.6 32.1-39.2 676 64.4 60.8-67.9
College Graduate 1,223 310 22.3 19.6-25.1 913 77.7 74.9-80.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 326 169 46.4 39.4-53.6 157 53.6 46.4-60.6
$15,000- 24,999 561 211 37.7 32.6-43.1 350 62.3 56.9-67.4
$25,000- 34,999 318 126 39.5 33.0-46.3 192 60.5 53.7-67.0
$35,000- 49,999 424 136 32.7 27.3-38.5 288 67.3 61.5-72.7
$50,000-74,999 477 133 26.5 21.6-32.0 344 73.5 68.0-78.4
$75,000+ 821 197 23.1 19.7-26.8 624 76.9 73.2-80.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 690 208 26.4 22.5-30.8 482 73.6 69.2-77.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,218 692 55.5 51.7-59.1 526 44.5 40.9-48.3
No 2,386 485 19.5 17.6-21.5 1,901 80.5 78.5-82.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 494 192 40.3 34.7-46.2 302 59.7 53.8-65.3
Non-Veteran 3,121 988 29.5 27.5-31.5 2,133 70.5 68.5-72.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 867 214 22.4 19.4-25.9 653 77.6 74.1-80.6
Regional City or Suburban County 837 285 34.0 30.2-38.1 552 66.0 61.9-69.8
Rural 1,913 681 34.3 31.5-37.2 1,232 65.7 62.8-68.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,773 422 23.5 21.2-26.0 1,351 76.5 74.0-78.8
Unemployed 112 42 31.9 22.6-42.9 70 68.1 57.1-77.4
Retired 1,104 391 35.2 31.5-39.1 713 64.8 60.9-68.5
Unable to Work 368 269 73.4 66.9-79.1 99 26.6 20.9-33.1
Other not in Labor Force 240 50 18.8 13.7-25.3 190 81.2 74.7-86.3
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 277 115 40.0 32.6-47.8 162 60.0 52.2-67.4
101% to 150% 536 237 42.9 37.8-48.2 299 57.1 51.8-62.2
151% to 200% 249 94 36.4 29.3-44.2 155 63.6 55.8-70.7
More than 200% 1,748 476 26.0 23.5-28.7 1,272 74.0 71.3-76.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 690 208 26.4 22.5-30.8 482 73.6 69.2-77.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 771 289 35.9 31.3-40.7 482 64.1 59.3-68.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,538 535 34.7 31.8-37.8 1,003 65.3 62.2-68.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,308 356 24.3 21.6-27.2 952 75.7 72.8-78.4

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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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