2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Pain

Are you doing anything to cope with your chronic pain?*
(Using) A prescription anti-inflammatory like Celebrex.

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 944 266 27.1 23.6-30.9 678 72.9 69.1-76.4
GENDER
Male 348 97 26.4 21.2-32.3 251 73.6 67.7-78.8
Female 596 169 27.5 23.0-32.5 427 72.5 67.5-77.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 679 196 27.3 23.3-31.7 483 72.7 68.3-76.7
Non-Hispanic Black 163 46 27.0 19.3-36.3 117 73.0 63.7-80.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 99 23 19.6 12.1-30.1 76 80.4 69.9-87.9
45-54 188 59 35.1 27.0-44.3 129 64.9 55.7-73.0
55-64 228 68 30.4 23.2-38.6 160 69.6 61.4-76.8
65-74 237 68 21.8 16.4-28.4 169 78.2 71.6-83.6
75+ 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 104 30 25.7 16.9-36.9 74 74.3 63.1-83.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 257 69 27.0 20.5-34.7 188 73.0 65.3-79.5
Some Post-H.S. 323 95 26.9 21.4-33.4 228 73.1 66.6-78.6
College Graduate 260 72 28.5 22.2-35.8 188 71.5 64.2-77.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 166 45 26.3 18.3-36.2 121 73.7 63.8-81.7
$25,000- 34,999 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 114 27 24.4 16.3-34.8 87 75.6 65.2-83.7
$50,000-74,999 110 27 24.2 15.5-35.8 83 75.8 64.2-84.5
$75,000+ 162 54 28.6 21.1-37.5 108 71.4 62.5-78.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 164 41 28.7 20.2-39.0 123 71.3 61.0-79.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 552 167 29.4 24.7-34.5 385 70.6 65.5-75.3
No 389 99 24.3 19.3-30.2 290 75.7 69.8-80.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 143 44 24.6 17.4-33.6 99 75.4 66.4-82.6
Non-Veteran 801 222 27.5 23.7-31.7 579 72.5 68.3-76.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 176 44 29.4 21.6-38.8 132 70.6 61.2-78.4
Regional City or Suburban County 221 71 27.0 20.7-34.4 150 73.0 65.6-79.3
Rural 547 151 26.0 21.6-31.1 396 74.0 68.9-78.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 332 81 25.0 19.8-31.1 251 75.0 68.9-80.2
Unemployed 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 323 91 27.0 20.9-34.0 232 73.0 66.0-79.1
Unable to Work 221 72 28.2 21.3-36.3 149 71.8 63.7-78.7
Other not in Labor Force 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 84 20 17.5 10.1-28.4 64 82.5 71.6-89.9
101% to 150% 187 59 30.3 22.5-39.4 128 69.7 60.6-77.5
151% to 200% 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 395 115 27.5 22.4-33.2 280 72.5 66.8-77.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 164 41 28.7 20.2-39.0 123 71.3 61.0-79.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 238 71 28.9 21.8-37.2 167 71.1 62.8-78.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 426 114 25.4 20.5-30.9 312 74.6 69.1-79.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 280 81 28.9 22.7-36.0 199 71.1 64.0-77.3

Back to Chronic Pain.

*Asked of respondents that stated they were doing something to cope with their 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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