2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Pain

Are you doing anything to cope with your chronic pain?*
(Using) A non-medication pain therapy like acupuncture, physical therapy, or yoga?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 960 292 30.8 27.1-34.8 668 69.2 65.2-72.9
GENDER
Male 356 105 30.5 24.6-37.2 251 69.5 62.8-75.4
Female 604 187 31.0 26.4-36.1 417 69.0 63.9-73.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 686 225 32.2 27.9-37.0 461 67.8 63.0-72.1
Non-Hispanic Black 169 31 21.1 13.3-31.7 138 78.9 68.3-86.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 190 56 28.6 20.9-37.8 134 71.4 62.2-79.1
55-64 230 74 34.4 26.6-43.1 156 65.6 56.9-73.4
65-74 245 58 19.8 14.3-26.8 187 80.2 73.2-85.7
75+ 112 34 25.5 17.0-36.4 78 74.5 63.6-83.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 109 15 14.9 8.4-25.2 94 85.1 74.8-91.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 260 52 22.4 16.3-30.0 208 77.6 70.0-83.7
Some Post-H.S. 328 102 32.3 26.0-39.4 226 67.7 60.6-74.0
College Graduate 263 123 50.6 43.1-58.1 140 49.4 41.9-56.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 125 24 18.3 10.7-29.6 101 81.7 70.4-89.3
$15,000- 24,999 169 42 21.0 14.4-29.4 127 79.0 70.6-85.6
$25,000- 34,999 109 27 23.9 15.3-35.3 82 76.1 64.7-84.7
$35,000- 49,999 115 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 164 81 49.6 40.2-59.0 83 50.4 41.0-59.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 168 37 22.0 15.0-31.0 131 78.0 69.0-85.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 568 171 29.6 24.9-34.9 397 70.4 65.1-75.1
No 389 120 32.4 26.6-38.8 269 67.6 61.2-73.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 148 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 812 241 29.6 25.7-33.8 571 70.4 66.2-74.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 178 75 46.6 37.4-55.9 103 53.4 44.1-62.6
Regional City or Suburban County 224 73 28.2 21.7-35.8 151 71.8 64.2-78.3
Rural 558 144 25.1 20.7-30.2 414 74.9 69.8-79.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 334 118 38.7 32.4-45.4 216 61.3 54.6-67.6
Unemployed 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 330 90 24.8 19.3-31.2 240 75.2 68.8-80.7
Unable to Work 228 58 23.9 17.1-32.5 170 76.1 67.5-82.9
Other not in Labor Force 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 193 48 22.1 15.7-30.3 145 77.9 69.7-84.3
151% to 200% 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 399 169 44.5 38.2-50.9 230 55.5 49.1-61.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 168 37 22.0 15.0-31.0 131 78.0 69.0-85.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 242 44 17.3 11.4-25.3 198 82.7 74.7-88.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 433 118 25.8 21.0-31.2 315 74.2 68.8-79.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 285 130 46.2 39.0-53.6 155 53.8 46.4-61.0

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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