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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Chronic Pain

Do you suffer from any type of chronic pain, that is pain that occurs constantly or flares up often?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,615 1,180 30.7 28.8-32.6 2,435 69.3 67.4-71.2
-Piedmont NC 1,537 442 28.5 25.9-31.2 1,095 71.5 68.8-74.1
GENDER
Male 686 166 22.9 19.5-26.8 520 77.1 73.2-80.5
Female 851 276 33.1 29.5-37.0 575 66.9 63.0-70.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 995 303 31.3 27.9-34.8 692 68.7 65.2-72.1
Non-Hispanic Black 327 94 26.2 21.0-32.1 233 73.8 67.9-79.0
Other 216 45 17.9 13.0-24.0 171 82.1 76.0-87.0
AGE
18-34 311 46 14.4 10.6-19.2 265 85.6 80.8-89.4
35-44 195 43 22.6 16.7-29.8 152 77.4 70.2-83.3
45-54 271 87 35.5 29.1-42.3 184 64.5 57.7-70.9
55-64 279 103 37.0 30.7-43.8 176 63.0 56.2-69.3
65-74 285 109 38.8 31.7-46.5 176 61.2 53.5-68.3
75+ 173 44 26.9 19.4-36.0 129 73.1 64.0-80.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 167 51 31.5 23.7-40.6 116 68.5 59.4-76.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 353 123 32.6 27.2-38.4 230 67.4 61.6-72.8
Some Post-H.S. 437 149 32.5 27.6-37.7 288 67.5 62.3-72.4
College Graduate 575 119 19.0 15.8-22.8 456 81.0 77.2-84.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 224 73 34.4 27.2-42.3 151 65.6 57.7-72.8
$25,000- 34,999 121 48 39.1 29.6-49.5 73 60.9 50.5-70.4
$35,000- 49,999 168 53 33.0 25.4-41.6 115 67.0 58.4-74.6
$50,000- 74,999 206 44 23.1 16.4-31.5 162 76.9 68.5-83.6
$75,000+ 412 92 21.9 17.7-26.7 320 78.1 73.3-82.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 455 243 54.3 48.8-59.8 212 45.7 40.2-51.2
No 1,076 198 18.5 15.9-21.3 878 81.5 78.7-84.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 155 56 38.7 29.6-48.5 99 61.3 51.5-70.4
Non-Veteran 1,382 386 27.5 24.9-30.4 996 72.5 69.6-75.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 783 183 21.9 18.7-25.5 600 78.1 74.5-81.3
Regional City or Suburban County 378 132 34.7 29.3-40.6 246 65.3 59.4-70.7
Rural 377 127 35.0 29.5-40.9 250 65.0 59.1-70.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 814 178 22.3 19.2-25.7 636 77.7 74.3-80.8
Unemployed 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 425 138 34.1 28.5-40.1 287 65.9 59.9-71.5
Unable to Work 118 *** *** *** 33 28.1 19.0-39.4
Other not in Labor Force 124 23 17.4 11.1-26.3 101 82.6 73.7-88.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 214 83 39.4 32.1-47.1 131 60.6 52.9-67.9
151% to 200% 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 788 190 24.1 20.7-27.8 598 75.9 72.2-79.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 677 226 33.6 29.5-37.9 451 66.4 62.1-70.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 765 179 22.7 19.4-26.4 586 77.3 73.6-80.6

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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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