2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Pain

Are you doing anything to cope with your chronic pain?*
(Using) Some other prescription drug?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 952 344 37.0 33.0-41.2 608 63.0 58.8-67.0
GENDER
Male 351 111 32.7 26.6-39.5 240 67.3 60.5-73.4
Female 601 233 39.4 34.3-44.8 368 60.6 55.2-65.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 684 247 37.9 33.3-42.8 437 62.1 57.2-66.7
Non-Hispanic Black 164 61 36.1 27.1-46.3 103 63.9 53.7-72.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 69 15 18.2 10.5-29.8 54 81.8 70.2-89.5
35-44 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 188 69 39.7 30.9-49.2 119 60.3 50.8-69.1
55-64 230 95 43.5 35.2-52.0 135 56.5 48.0-64.8
65-74 240 92 38.6 30.4-47.5 148 61.4 52.5-69.6
75+ 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 258 96 39.2 31.6-47.3 162 60.8 52.7-68.4
Some Post-H.S. 326 114 37.0 30.5-44.1 212 63.0 55.9-69.5
College Graduate 261 93 32.0 25.5-39.2 168 68.0 60.8-74.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 122 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 168 67 43.1 33.1-53.7 101 56.9 46.3-66.9
$25,000- 34,999 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 115 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 162 50 30.6 22.7-39.9 112 69.4 60.1-77.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 166 50 33.2 24.2-43.6 116 66.8 56.4-75.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 560 225 40.9 35.6-46.4 335 59.1 53.6-64.4
No 389 118 31.7 25.9-38.2 271 68.3 61.8-74.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 146 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 806 289 36.5 32.3-41.0 517 63.5 59.0-67.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 177 64 39.5 30.7-49.2 113 60.5 50.8-69.3
Regional City or Suburban County 221 85 33.8 26.8-41.6 136 66.2 58.4-73.2
Rural 554 195 37.6 32.3-43.3 359 62.4 56.7-67.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 333 85 26.7 21.1-33.1 248 73.3 66.9-78.9
Unemployed 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 326 123 37.2 30.4-44.6 203 62.8 55.4-69.6
Unable to Work 225 116 57.2 48.5-65.6 109 42.8 34.4-51.5
Other not in Labor Force 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 192 78 43.8 34.9-53.0 114 56.2 47.0-65.1
151% to 200% 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 397 135 33.7 27.8-40.1 262 66.3 59.9-72.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 166 50 33.2 24.2-43.6 116 66.8 56.4-75.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 241 84 36.1 28.1-45.0 157 63.9 55.0-71.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 429 156 36.6 31.0-42.6 273 63.4 57.4-69.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 282 104 38.1 30.9-45.8 178 61.9 54.2-69.1

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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