2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Pain

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  Total
Respond.^
Its constant, always there At least once a day At least once a week Less Often**
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,161 594 49.1 45.4-52.8 320 28.0 24.7-31.5 153 13.8 11.5-16.6 94 9.1 7.2-11.5
GENDER
Male 459 239 48.9 43.1-54.7 121 26.9 22.1-32.2 63 14.6 11.0-19.0 36 9.7 6.6-14.0
Female 702 355 49.2 44.4-54.1 199 28.7 24.4-33.4 90 13.4 10.3-17.1 58 8.7 6.4-11.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 826 417 48.0 43.6-52.5 244 29.7 25.8-33.9 104 13.3 10.5-16.6 61 9.0 6.7-11.9
Non-Hispanic Black 206 108 52.3 43.6-60.9 44 21.6 14.6-30.7 30 14.9 9.7-22.2 24 11.1 7.0-17.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 110 *** *** *** 37 30.2 21.5-40.7 24 22.2 14.6-32.3 *** *** ***
35-44 125 *** *** *** 31 22.9 15.5-32.5 22 16.1 9.8-25.2 11 9.3 4.7-17.7
45-54 224 120 49.0 40.7-57.3 58 30.9 23.2-39.8 29 12.5 8.4-18.2 17 7.7 4.4-13.0
55-64 273 147 55.2 47.5-62.6 72 24.9 19.0-31.9 30 10.2 6.5-15.7 24 9.7 6.0-15.2
65-74 275 144 48.4 40.3-56.6 78 29.5 22.2-38.0 32 13.2 8.0-21.0 21 8.9 5.0-15.3
75+ 138 *** *** *** 36 23.8 16.1-33.7 15 13.6 7.5-23.2 12 11.2 5.7-20.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 138 *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 17.3 10.6-26.9 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 323 173 48.7 41.8-55.7 82 25.3 19.8-31.6 37 14.0 9.5-20.4 31 12.0 7.9-17.7
Some Post-H.S. 395 225 55.4 49.1-61.5 94 25.4 20.2-31.5 46 11.2 8.1-15.3 30 8.0 5.3-12.0
College Graduate 305 120 35.5 29.2-42.3 113 38.6 32.0-45.5 47 16.3 11.7-22.4 25 9.6 6.2-14.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 167 110 65.3 55.0-74.2 36 23.7 15.7-34.0 *** *** *** 12 6.9 3.6-12.8
$15,000- 24,999 208 117 51.2 42.1-60.2 49 24.1 16.6-33.6 26 13.4 8.4-20.5 16 11.3 6.5-19.1
$25,000- 34,999 123 *** *** *** 29 21.4 14.2-30.9 16 12.3 7.0-20.9 16 16.2 9.2-26.9
$35,000- 49,999 135 64 47.4 37.2-57.8 41 28.0 19.7-38.3 20 16.8 9.8-27.2 *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 133 *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 15.7 9.7-24.4 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 193 70 36.2 28.0-45.3 72 35.5 27.6-44.4 30 15.3 10.2-22.2 21 12.9 8.2-19.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 202 109 52.1 43.1-61.0 52 26.2 19.0-35.0 28 17.3 10.9-26.3 13 4.3 2.3- 8.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 681 414 59.9 55.0-64.6 171 24.1 20.2-28.6 58 9.4 6.8-12.9 38 6.5 4.5- 9.3
No 477 179 35.4 30.2-41.0 148 32.9 27.6-38.6 95 19.6 15.6-24.4 55 12.1 8.8-16.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 192 111 58.0 48.6-66.8 42 20.6 14.4-28.5 23 12.8 7.8-20.4 16 8.6 4.8-15.0
Non-Veteran 969 483 47.5 43.5-51.6 278 29.3 25.6-33.2 130 14.0 11.4-17.1 78 9.2 7.1-11.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 211 88 41.2 33.3-49.5 75 36.6 28.8-45.0 23 11.3 7.2-17.2 25 11.0 7.0-16.8
Regional City or Suburban County 282 143 50.7 43.6-57.8 70 24.4 18.5-31.5 46 16.4 11.9-22.1 23 8.5 5.2-13.5
Rural 668 363 51.7 46.6-56.8 175 26.3 22.1-31.0 84 13.4 10.1-17.5 46 8.6 6.1-12.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 418 161 37.8 32.3-43.7 140 31.9 26.7-37.7 69 17.2 13.3-22.0 48 13.0 9.5-17.5
Unemployed 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 383 203 49.4 42.7-56.1 99 28.9 22.7-35.9 46 10.4 7.3-14.7 35 11.3 7.4-16.8
Unable to Work 265 193 73.8 65.9-80.4 53 17.7 12.5-24.5 17 8.3 4.4-15.1 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 113 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 11.5 5.5-22.3 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 233 143 59.1 50.9-66.7 50 21.5 15.6-28.7 22 10.0 6.2-15.6 18 9.5 5.6-15.7
151% to 200% 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 14.5 8.1-24.6 *** *** ***
More than 200% 470 207 43.7 38.0-49.6 148 31.1 25.9-36.7 72 15.6 11.9-20.2 43 9.6 6.8-13.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 202 109 52.1 43.1-61.0 52 26.2 19.0-35.0 28 17.3 10.9-26.3 13 4.3 2.3- 8.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 281 147 47.1 39.1-55.3 68 22.6 16.4-30.2 42 17.2 11.7-24.5 24 13.1 8.0-20.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 530 290 52.6 47.2-57.9 141 28.0 23.3-33.2 59 11.7 8.6-15.8 40 7.7 5.3-10.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 350 157 44.4 38.0-51.0 111 30.6 24.8-37.1 52 15.6 11.6-20.7 30 9.4 6.2-14.0

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*Asked of respondents that stated they suffer from Chronic Pain.
**Includes the responses of 'At least once per month' and 'less often' combined.

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 respondent’s 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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