2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Pain

Are you doing anything to cope with your chronic pain?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,177 961 79.7 76.5-82.6 216 20.3 17.4-23.5
GENDER
Male 463 357 75.2 69.7-80.1 106 24.8 19.9-30.3
Female 714 604 82.6 78.6-86.1 110 17.4 13.9-21.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 834 687 80.8 76.9-84.1 147 19.2 15.9-23.1
Non-Hispanic Black 211 169 76.8 68.5-83.5 42 23.2 16.5-31.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 125 99 79.4 68.2-87.3 26 20.6 12.7-31.8
45-54 225 190 85.5 79.0-90.3 35 14.5 9.7-21.0
55-64 276 231 85.6 79.8-89.9 45 14.4 10.1-20.2
65-74 283 245 84.8 77.8-89.9 38 15.2 10.1-22.2
75+ 141 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 141 109 76.3 65.9-84.3 32 23.7 15.7-34.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 325 260 77.9 71.6-83.2 65 22.1 16.8-28.4
Some Post-H.S. 402 328 79.5 73.8-84.2 74 20.5 15.8-26.2
College Graduate 309 264 85.8 80.2-90.0 45 14.2 10.0-19.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 169 125 75.5 66.8-82.5 44 24.5 17.5-33.2
$15,000- 24,999 211 170 75.0 66.0-82.2 41 25.0 17.8-34.0
$25,000- 34,999 125 109 87.4 79.0-92.8 16 12.6 7.2-21.0
$35,000- 49,999 136 115 83.5 73.8-90.1 21 16.5 9.9-26.2
$50,000-74,999 133 110 84.8 75.7-91.0 23 15.2 9.0-24.3
$75,000+ 197 164 80.2 71.4-86.8 33 19.8 13.2-28.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 206 168 76.4 67.4-83.6 38 23.6 16.4-32.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 690 569 81.5 77.4-85.0 121 18.5 15.0-22.6
No 484 389 77.3 71.9-82.0 95 22.7 18.0-28.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 191 149 79.4 71.7-85.5 42 20.6 14.5-28.3
Non-Veteran 986 812 79.8 76.2-83.0 174 20.2 17.0-23.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 213 179 82.2 75.0-87.6 34 17.8 12.4-25.0
Regional City or Suburban County 283 224 75.7 68.9-81.4 59 24.3 18.6-31.1
Rural 681 558 81.1 76.6-84.9 123 18.9 15.1-23.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 422 334 77.8 72.4-82.4 88 22.2 17.6-27.6
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 390 330 81.7 75.5-86.6 60 18.3 13.4-24.5
Unable to Work 268 229 87.7 82.3-91.6 39 12.3 8.4-17.7
Other not in Labor Force 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 115 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 236 194 81.1 74.1-86.6 42 18.9 13.4-25.9
151% to 200% 94 81 85.3 74.2-92.2 13 14.7 7.8-25.8
More than 200% 476 399 82.4 77.2-86.6 77 17.6 13.4-22.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 206 168 76.4 67.4-83.6 38 23.6 16.4-32.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 289 242 81.6 74.1-87.3 47 18.4 12.7-25.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 532 433 79.9 75.0-83.9 99 20.1 16.1-25.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 356 286 78.6 72.7-83.6 70 21.4 16.4-27.3

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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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