2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Pain

Have you ever seen or talked to a doctor, nurse, or other health professional about your pain?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,179 1,087 91.3 88.9-93.2 92 8.7 6.8-11.1
GENDER
Male 463 424 89.9 85.7-92.9 39 10.1 7.1-14.3
Female 716 663 92.2 89.2-94.5 53 7.8 5.5-10.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 836 772 92.1 89.5-94.1 64 7.9 5.9-10.5
Non-Hispanic Black 211 189 86.2 78.3-91.5 22 13.8 8.5-21.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 111 90 79.1 68.9-86.6 21 20.9 13.4-31.1
35-44 126 110 83.7 73.7-90.4 16 16.3 9.6-26.3
45-54 225 205 92.3 87.6-95.3 20 7.7 4.7-12.4
55-64 276 260 96.6 93.9-98.2 16 3.4 1.8- 6.1
65-74 283 270 95.2 89.5-97.9 13 4.8 2.1-10.5
75+ 141 136 96.7 91.3-98.8 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 141 132 93.3 85.3-97.0 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 326 303 91.7 86.7-95.0 23 8.3 5.0-13.3
Some Post-H.S. 403 362 89.4 85.0-92.6 41 10.6 7.4-15.0
College Graduate 309 290 93.2 88.6-96.0 19 6.8 4.0-11.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 169 157 91.9 84.8-95.8 12 8.1 4.2-15.2
$15,000- 24,999 211 192 92.2 86.5-95.6 19 7.8 4.4-13.5
$25,000- 34,999 125 119 92.8 83.5-97.1 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 136 120 80.8 69.2-88.7 16 19.2 11.3-30.8
$50,000-74,999 133 129 97.5 92.8-99.1 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 197 182 92.7 87.1-95.9 15 7.3 4.1-12.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 208 188 90.6 84.4-94.5 20 9.4 5.5-15.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 691 651 93.5 90.2-95.7 40 6.5 4.3- 9.8
No 485 433 88.5 84.5-91.5 52 11.5 8.5-15.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 192 184 97.2 93.3-98.8 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 987 903 90.3 87.6-92.5 84 9.7 7.5-12.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 214 198 91.7 85.9-95.3 16 8.3 4.7-14.1
Regional City or Suburban County 284 256 88.9 83.6-92.7 28 11.1 7.3-16.4
Rural 681 633 92.6 89.4-94.9 48 7.4 5.1-10.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 422 366 85.2 80.5-88.9 56 14.8 11.1-19.5
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 391 374 96.8 94.4-98.1 17 3.2 1.9- 5.6
Unable to Work 268 260 97.2 91.8-99.1 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 50 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 115 105 90.3 80.6-95.4 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 236 219 91.5 85.7-95.1 17 8.5 4.9-14.3
151% to 200% 94 85 89.2 76.1-95.5 *** *** ***
More than 200% 476 443 91.8 87.8-94.6 33 8.2 5.4-12.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 208 188 90.6 84.4-94.5 20 9.4 5.5-15.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 289 267 93.6 88.9-96.3 22 6.4 3.7-11.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 534 495 92.0 88.5-94.5 39 8.0 5.5-11.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 356 325 89.0 84.1-92.6 31 11.0 7.4-15.9

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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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