2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Pain

On a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 means no pain at all and 10 means the worst pain you can imagine, how severe has your pain usually been over the past 3 months?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Mild Pain (0-5) Moderate Pain (6-7) Severe Pain (8-10)
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,178 546 47.5 43.8-51.2 268 22.0 19.2-25.1 364 30.5 27.1-34.1
GENDER
Male 462 232 52.9 47.1-58.6 108 22.6 18.2-27.7 122 24.5 19.9-29.9
Female 716 314 44.0 39.3-48.8 160 21.7 18.1-25.7 242 34.3 29.8-39.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 835 439 53.7 49.3-58.0 191 22.9 19.5-26.6 205 23.5 19.8-27.6
Non-Hispanic Black 211 60 30.9 23.2-39.9 45 18.2 12.9-25.0 106 50.9 42.3-59.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 111 *** *** *** 33 30.7 21.7-41.5 25 20.7 13.4-30.7
35-44 126 *** *** *** 30 22.7 15.1-32.5 42 31.3 22.3-41.9
45-54 225 97 47.1 38.9-55.5 49 20.1 14.5-27.1 79 32.8 25.6-41.0
55-64 276 113 43.1 35.7-50.8 71 22.3 17.1-28.6 92 34.6 27.5-42.4
65-74 282 148 53.3 45.1-61.3 52 16.8 12.1-22.8 82 29.9 22.5-38.5
75+ 141 *** *** *** *** *** *** 39 29.4 20.4-40.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 141 33 24.5 16.5-34.8 31 17.8 11.6-26.4 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 326 124 42.2 35.5-49.2 76 22.4 17.3-28.5 126 35.4 29.2-42.1
Some Post-H.S. 402 199 52.2 46.0-58.4 89 23.1 18.3-28.6 114 24.7 19.8-30.4
College Graduate 309 190 63.3 56.5-69.7 72 22.7 17.6-28.9 47 13.9 9.7-19.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 169 35 19.6 12.5-29.4 43 25.1 17.7-34.4 91 55.2 45.2-64.9
$15,000- 24,999 211 69 32.3 24.7-41.0 55 22.1 16.2-29.3 87 45.6 36.8-54.7
$25,000- 34,999 125 *** *** *** 30 23.9 16.0-34.0 32 24.6 16.3-35.2
$35,000- 49,999 136 *** *** *** 40 27.3 19.2-37.2 30 25.1 16.6-36.0
$50,000-74,999 133 *** *** *** 27 18.6 11.7-28.4 24 18.5 10.6-30.4
$75,000+ 196 138 69.6 60.9-77.1 35 19.6 13.4-27.9 23 10.8 6.6-17.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 208 93 46.5 37.8-55.5 38 19.9 13.6-28.2 77 33.6 25.9-42.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 690 238 34.5 30.0-39.3 183 26.7 22.7-31.2 269 38.8 34.1-43.7
No 485 307 64.3 58.6-69.6 85 16.2 12.6-20.5 93 19.6 15.2-24.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 191 91 48.6 39.3-58.0 50 27.2 19.4-36.7 50 24.2 16.7-33.6
Non-Veteran 987 455 47.3 43.2-51.3 218 21.1 18.2-24.4 314 31.6 27.9-35.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 213 112 51.9 43.5-60.2 39 15.7 11.1-21.8 62 32.4 24.7-41.1
Regional City or Suburban County 284 129 45.6 38.6-52.7 72 25.2 19.5-31.9 83 29.3 23.0-36.4
Rural 681 305 46.6 41.6-51.7 157 22.9 19.1-27.3 219 30.4 26.0-35.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 422 233 58.2 52.4-63.8 98 23.3 18.7-28.5 91 18.5 14.5-23.3
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 390 212 52.0 45.2-58.7 74 19.4 14.7-25.2 104 28.6 22.6-35.5
Unable to Work 268 61 22.4 16.3-30.1 72 24.9 18.9-32.0 135 52.7 44.7-60.6
Other not in Labor Force 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 115 *** *** *** 30 22.9 15.0-33.4 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 236 83 36.7 29.4-44.7 60 23.1 17.3-30.2 93 40.2 32.5-48.3
151% to 200% 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 22.0 13.4-33.9
More than 200% 475 297 62.6 56.8-68.1 96 20.1 15.9-25.2 82 17.3 13.2-22.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 208 93 46.5 37.8-55.5 38 19.9 13.6-28.2 77 33.6 25.9-42.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 289 117 43.0 35.1-51.2 75 25.1 19.0-32.4 97 32.0 24.8-40.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 534 231 43.0 37.8-48.4 127 24.2 19.9-29.0 176 32.8 28.0-38.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 355 198 56.9 50.4-63.3 66 17.0 13.0-22.0 91 26.0 20.4-32.5

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*Asked of respondents that stated they suffer from Chronic Pain.

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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