2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Pain

Are you doing anything to cope with your chronic pain?*
(Using) Alcohol?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 957 40 4.2 2.8- 6.4 917 95.8 93.6-97.2
GENDER
Male 353 21 5.3 3.1- 9.0 332 94.7 91.0-96.9
Female 604 19 3.6 2.0- 6.6 585 96.4 93.4-98.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 684 26 4.1 2.5- 6.6 658 95.9 93.4-97.5
Non-Hispanic Black 168 *** *** *** 158 95.5 91.2-97.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 68 *** *** *** 64 94.9 86.7-98.1
35-44 99 *** *** *** 92 91.4 79.1-96.7
45-54 189 11 3.8 1.9- 7.4 178 96.2 92.6-98.1
55-64 230 11 5.6 2.6-11.6 219 94.4 88.4-97.4
65-74 244 *** *** *** 240 98.7 95.9-99.6
75+ 112 *** *** *** 110 99.2 95.6-99.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 109 *** *** *** 106 96.1 84.0-99.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 260 *** *** *** 251 96.4 91.7-98.5
Some Post-H.S. 326 13 4.5 2.3- 8.4 313 95.5 91.6-97.7
College Graduate 262 15 4.9 2.7- 8.9 247 95.1 91.1-97.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 125 *** *** *** 116 94.5 87.4-97.7
$15,000- 24,999 168 *** *** *** 159 92.9 84.1-97.0
$25,000- 34,999 109 *** *** *** 105 97.6 93.5-99.1
$35,000- 49,999 115 *** *** *** 111 96.6 90.6-98.8
$50,000-74,999 108 *** *** *** 106 98.8 94.9-99.7
$75,000+ 164 *** *** *** 157 95.5 88.6-98.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 168 *** *** *** 163 95.7 87.1-98.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 565 25 5.0 3.0- 8.2 540 95.0 91.8-97.0
No 389 15 3.2 1.6- 6.5 374 96.8 93.5-98.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 147 *** *** *** 141 95.5 86.6-98.6
Non-Veteran 810 34 4.2 2.7- 6.5 776 95.8 93.5-97.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 177 *** *** *** 172 97.2 93.1-98.9
Regional City or Suburban County 223 *** *** *** 214 95.6 90.5-98.0
Rural 557 26 4.8 2.7- 8.2 531 95.2 91.8-97.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 333 19 5.3 3.0- 9.2 314 94.7 90.8-97.0
Unemployed 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 328 *** *** *** 321 99.1 97.7-99.6
Unable to Work 228 *** *** *** 218 95.2 90.1-97.7
Other not in Labor Force 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 85 *** *** *** 80 92.6 77.8-97.8
101% to 150% 192 13 5.9 2.9-11.6 179 94.1 88.4-97.1
151% to 200% 81 *** *** *** 79 97.9 91.7-99.5
More than 200% 397 15 3.6 1.9- 6.7 382 96.4 93.3-98.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 168 *** *** *** 163 95.7 87.1-98.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 241 13 6.1 2.6-13.7 228 93.9 86.3-97.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 431 17 4.5 2.5- 8.0 414 95.5 92.0-97.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 285 *** *** *** 275 97.1 94.4-98.5

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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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