2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Pain

Are you doing anything to cope with your chronic pain?*
(Using) A prescription narcotic pain reliever like Percocet or Vicodin?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 948 201 20.9 17.8-24.3 747 79.1 75.7-82.2
GENDER
Male 349 79 19.9 15.5-25.2 270 80.1 74.8-84.5
Female 599 122 21.4 17.4-26.1 477 78.6 73.9-82.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 680 151 22.4 18.7-26.7 529 77.6 73.3-81.3
Non-Hispanic Black 164 29 17.2 11.2-25.6 135 82.8 74.4-88.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 69 *** *** *** 62 89.5 78.3-95.3
35-44 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 188 43 22.0 15.4-30.4 145 78.0 69.6-84.6
55-64 230 54 24.5 18.1-32.3 176 75.5 67.7-81.9
65-74 240 51 18.2 13.1-24.7 189 81.8 75.3-86.9
75+ 108 18 16.6 9.1-28.5 90 83.4 71.5-90.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 257 50 18.2 13.1-24.6 207 81.8 75.4-86.9
Some Post-H.S. 327 84 22.6 17.6-28.6 243 77.4 71.4-82.4
College Graduate 259 44 18.5 13.0-25.6 215 81.5 74.4-87.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 122 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 167 35 20.2 13.5-29.1 132 79.8 70.9-86.5
$25,000- 34,999 108 12 9.6 4.9-18.1 96 90.4 81.9-95.1
$35,000- 49,999 114 18 17.5 10.6-27.6 96 82.5 72.4-89.4
$50,000-74,999 109 24 19.7 12.2-30.2 85 80.3 69.8-87.8
$75,000+ 163 35 17.6 12.0-25.1 128 82.4 74.9-88.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 165 33 25.7 17.4-36.1 132 74.3 63.9-82.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 558 143 27.4 22.8-32.5 415 72.6 67.5-77.2
No 387 58 12.4 9.1-16.7 329 87.6 83.3-90.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 143 32 18.6 12.2-27.4 111 81.4 72.6-87.8
Non-Veteran 805 169 21.3 17.9-25.1 636 78.7 74.9-82.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 175 30 15.5 10.3-22.8 145 84.5 77.2-89.7
Regional City or Suburban County 223 51 23.1 17.1-30.4 172 76.9 69.6-82.9
Rural 550 120 22.0 17.8-27.0 430 78.0 73.0-82.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 332 40 11.2 7.8-15.8 292 88.8 84.2-92.2
Unemployed 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 324 64 18.9 14.2-24.7 260 81.1 75.3-85.8
Unable to Work 224 83 38.4 30.3-47.2 141 61.6 52.8-69.7
Other not in Labor Force 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 83 18 19.6 11.3-31.9 65 80.4 68.1-88.7
101% to 150% 191 45 20.2 14.1-28.1 146 79.8 71.9-85.9
151% to 200% 81 12 11.6 6.3-20.5 69 88.4 79.5-93.7
More than 200% 395 78 18.7 14.5-23.7 317 81.3 76.3-85.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 165 33 25.7 17.4-36.1 132 74.3 63.9-82.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 239 48 18.6 13.3-25.4 191 81.4 74.6-86.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 430 107 23.7 19.1-28.9 323 76.3 71.1-80.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 279 46 17.6 12.6-24.0 233 82.4 76.0-87.4

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*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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