2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Pain

Are you doing anything to cope with your chronic pain?*
(Using) something else? (Please specify ____________)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 958 150 16.4 13.5-19.8 808 83.6 80.2-86.5
GENDER
Male 354 50 15.8 11.6-21.2 304 84.2 78.8-88.4
Female 604 100 16.8 13.1-21.3 504 83.2 78.7-86.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 686 109 17.7 14.2-22.0 577 82.3 78.0-85.8
Non-Hispanic Black 168 26 12.7 8.0-19.6 142 87.3 80.4-92.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 99 16 16.0 9.3-26.2 83 84.0 73.8-90.7
45-54 190 30 12.2 7.9-18.4 160 87.8 81.6-92.1
55-64 230 38 13.7 9.4-19.6 192 86.3 80.4-90.6
65-74 245 33 18.4 11.3-28.7 212 81.6 71.3-88.7
75+ 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 259 42 18.0 12.6-25.0 217 82.0 75.0-87.4
Some Post-H.S. 327 52 15.3 11.3-20.5 275 84.7 79.5-88.7
College Graduate 263 44 18.4 13.3-25.0 219 81.6 75.0-86.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 124 17 10.1 5.8-17.1 107 89.9 82.9-94.2
$15,000- 24,999 169 32 21.0 12.6-32.9 137 79.0 67.1-87.4
$25,000- 34,999 109 19 19.7 11.5-31.5 90 80.3 68.5-88.5
$35,000- 49,999 115 18 17.0 10.0-27.4 97 83.0 72.6-90.0
$50,000-74,999 110 18 18.6 11.3-29.0 92 81.4 71.0-88.7
$75,000+ 164 27 13.8 9.0-20.6 137 86.2 79.4-91.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 167 19 14.9 8.9-23.6 148 85.1 76.4-91.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 566 92 16.8 13.2-21.0 474 83.2 79.0-86.8
No 389 58 16.2 11.6-22.1 331 83.8 77.9-88.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 147 19 15.7 9.4-24.9 128 84.3 75.1-90.6
Non-Veteran 811 131 16.6 13.4-20.3 680 83.4 79.7-86.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 177 23 12.5 8.0-19.1 154 87.5 80.9-92.0
Regional City or Suburban County 224 41 21.8 15.3-30.1 183 78.2 69.9-84.7
Rural 557 86 15.1 11.7-19.4 471 84.9 80.6-88.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 334 61 17.0 12.9-22.1 273 83.0 77.9-87.1
Unemployed 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 329 42 20.2 13.7-28.7 287 79.8 71.3-86.3
Unable to Work 228 36 12.5 8.2-18.5 192 87.5 81.5-91.8
Other not in Labor Force 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 193 32 17.1 11.3-25.2 161 82.9 74.8-88.7
151% to 200% 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 399 59 14.3 10.7-18.9 340 85.7 81.1-89.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 167 19 14.9 8.9-23.6 148 85.1 76.4-91.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 242 35 15.1 9.9-22.4 207 84.9 77.6-90.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 432 79 18.5 14.1-23.8 353 81.5 76.2-85.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 284 36 13.8 9.5-19.5 248 86.2 80.5-90.5

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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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