2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Pain

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 958 47 4.7 3.2- 6.8 911 95.3 93.2-96.8
GENDER
Male 355 23 7.4 4.6-11.8 332 92.6 88.2-95.4
Female 603 24 3.1 1.7- 5.6 579 96.9 94.4-98.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 685 31 3.6 2.3- 5.7 654 96.4 94.3-97.7
Non-Hispanic Black 168 *** *** *** 163 95.6 88.9-98.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 69 *** *** *** 61 90.2 79.5-95.7
35-44 99 11 8.8 3.8-19.2 88 91.2 80.8-96.2
45-54 189 *** *** *** 179 96.3 92.8-98.2
55-64 229 14 6.5 3.4-12.3 215 93.5 87.7-96.6
65-74 245 *** *** *** 242 99.6 98.6-99.9
75+ 112 *** *** *** 112 100 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 109 *** *** *** 102 92.6 82.5-97.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 258 11 3.7 1.8- 7.7 247 96.3 92.3-98.2
Some Post-H.S. 328 21 5.9 3.4- 9.8 307 94.1 90.2-96.6
College Graduate 263 *** *** *** 255 98.2 96.1-99.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 123 11 8.5 3.9-17.3 112 91.5 82.7-96.1
$15,000- 24,999 169 17 8.7 4.3-16.9 152 91.3 83.1-95.7
$25,000- 34,999 109 *** *** *** 106 96.8 89.7-99.1
$35,000- 49,999 115 *** *** *** 114 98.7 91.4-99.8
$50,000-74,999 110 *** *** *** 104 93.7 85.6-97.3
$75,000+ 164 *** *** *** 162 97.9 88.9-99.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 168 *** *** *** 161 96.7 92.7-98.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 566 37 6.1 4.0- 9.0 529 93.9 91.0-96.0
No 389 *** *** *** 379 97.1 93.2-98.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 148 *** *** *** 141 93.5 84.8-97.4
Non-Veteran 810 40 4.4 2.9- 6.6 770 95.6 93.4-97.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 178 *** *** *** 173 97.0 92.1-98.9
Regional City or Suburban County 224 14 5.3 2.9- 9.4 210 94.7 90.6-97.1
Rural 556 28 5.1 3.0- 8.7 528 94.9 91.3-97.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 334 19 5.1 2.9- 8.8 315 94.9 91.2-97.1
Unemployed 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 330 *** *** *** 325 98.9 96.8-99.6
Unable to Work 226 17 6.1 3.4-10.8 209 93.9 89.2-96.6
Other not in Labor Force 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 191 18 7.6 4.3-13.3 173 92.4 86.7-95.7
151% to 200% 81 *** *** *** 75 92.7 82.7-97.1
More than 200% 399 *** *** *** 391 97.2 93.8-98.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 168 *** *** *** 161 96.7 92.7-98.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 241 17 7.0 3.2-14.4 224 93.0 85.6-96.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 432 21 5.0 3.0- 8.2 411 95.0 91.8-97.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 285 *** *** *** 276 97.0 93.6-98.6

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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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